extol

verb
ex·​tol | \ ik-ˈstōl How to pronounce extol (audio) \
variants: or less commonly extoll
extolled; extolling

Definition of extol

transitive verb

: to praise highly : glorify

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Other Words from extol

extoller noun
extolment \ ik-​ˈstōl-​mənt How to pronounce extolment (audio) \ noun

Examples of extol in a Sentence

The health benefits of exercise are widely extolled. campaign literature extolling the candidate's military record

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But the merits of a much different local structure are now being extolled — a cavernous BART station with rough concrete walls. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Glen Park BART Station could soon be an official national treasure," 27 July 2019 In this meeting and at least two other meetings to come -- including one in the royal court alongside the future King Salman -- Awda, who was 55 at the time, extolled the virtues of reform and inclusive governance, according to Awda's son. Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, "MBS once sought advice from this cleric. Now Saudi prosecutors want him executed," 25 July 2019 Explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the geographer Carl Ritter extolled her accomplishments, helping her to become the first woman recognized as an honorary member in the geographical societies of Berlin and Paris. Kate Siber, Outside Online, "Meet the World's First Solo Female Travel Writer," 24 July 2019 Countless studies have extolled the benefits — for employees and companies — of having pets in the workplace. Richard Read, chicagotribune.com, "Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000," 10 July 2019 Ohtani dutifully extolled the virtues of La Stella as Skaggs stood nearby wearing a grin. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Angels’ Tyler Skaggs remembered for confidence, competitiveness and wit," 1 July 2019 Countless studies have extolled the benefits — for employees and companies — of having pets in the workplace. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, "Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000," 30 June 2019 On a typical 25-second call, the automated service starts with a woman’s dulcet voice extolling some Frost Bank virtue or service. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "‘Frost Bank time’ keeps on ticking after almost 80 years," 5 July 2019 The reverent gentlemen of the cloister, gourmets to a fault, extolled his creations as good deeds shining in the usually rancid world of pastry cookery. Bruce Dale, National Geographic, "Adored, neglected, and restored: A 1968 Nat Geo feature explored Notre Dame," 17 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of extol

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for extol

Middle English, from Latin extollere, from ex- + tollere to lift up — more at tolerate

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extol

verb

English Language Learners Definition of extol

: to praise (someone or something) highly

extol

verb
ex·​tol | \ ik-ˈstōl How to pronounce extol (audio) \
extolled; extolling

Kids Definition of extol

: to praise highly : glorify

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