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 extol (audio) \ noun

Examples of extol in a Sentence

The health benefits of exercise are widely extolled. campaign literature extolling the candidate's military record
Recent Examples on the Web Knowing that women want to be inimitably themselves reinforces Saab’s refusal to extol one beauty ideal in a single muse. Los Angeles Times, "Oscars: Why Halle, Angelina and Julia trust this designer to get them red-carpet ready," 23 Apr. 2021 Michael Tubbs, the mayor who brought the program to the area, appeared on national television programs to extol its virtues. Washington Post, "Cash payments spread from Congress to Stockton to Brazil -- but notion of 'universal basic income’ far from reality," 22 Apr. 2021 Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott extol the virtues of this classic sandwich. cleveland, "Celebrate popular All-American sandwich: It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day," 2 Apr. 2021 Such commercials extol the character of its athletes, a useful trick to quell critics aiming fire at college sports for taking advantage of what is essentially an unpaid workforce. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utahn Hunter Woodhall was the ideal college athlete. So why did he quit?," 30 Mar. 2021 An outside report issued this week found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements — to extol violence during the 2020 election and in the weeks leading up to the deadly riots on the Capitol. NBC News, "Congress to press Big Tech CEOs over speech, misinformation," 25 Mar. 2021 An outside report issued this week found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements — to extol violence during the 2020 election and in the weeks leading up to the deadly riots on the Capitol. BostonGlobe.com, "Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility," 25 Mar. 2021 Fern names her van out of pride and surrounds herself with comrades who extol the virtues of their van-dwelling lifestyle. Sarah Jones, Vulture, "No Country for the Old: On Nomadland and Some Kind of Heaven," 25 Mar. 2021 McAfee would extol the virtues of BURST, DGB, RDD, HMQ, TRX, FCT, DOGE, XLM, SYS, and RCN. Brian Barrett, Wired, "John McAfee Is Indicted for Altcoin Pump-and-Dumps and ICO Schemes," 5 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of extol was in the 15th century

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5 May 2021

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“Extol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extol. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for extol

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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