laud

verb
\ˈlȯd \
lauded; lauding; lauds

Definition of laud 

(Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: praise, extol He was lauded for his accomplishments.

laud

noun

Definition of laud (Entry 2 of 3)

1 lauds or Lauds plural in form but singular or plural in construction : an office of solemn praise to God forming with matins (see matins sense 1) the first of the canonical hours (see canonical hour sense 2)

2 : praise, acclaim all glory, laud and honor to Thee— J. M. Neale

Laud

biographical name
\ˈlȯd \

Definition of Laud (Entry 3 of 3)

William 1573–1645 English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45)

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Other Words from laud

Biographical name

Laudian \ˈlȯ-​dē-​ən \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for laud

Synonyms: Verb

acclaim, accredit, applaud, cheer, crack up, hail, praise, salute, tout

Synonyms: Noun

acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, glory, homage, honor, kudos, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sun

Antonyms: Verb

knock, pan, slam

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Examples of laud in a Sentence

Verb

He was much lauded as a successful businessman. the critics have lauded the best-selling author's newest novel

Noun

an actor who in his lifetime received all the laud and honor that the theater world could bestow
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Doctors laud its results and the minimal downtime required for healing. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "What It’s Actually Like to Get Fraxel Laser Treatment," 21 Nov. 2018 The statement lauded the service provided by Trump National: donations of greens fees and charging the team just for food and beverages. Katie Mcinerney, Philly.com, "Hockey fundraiser held at Trump golf course in New Jersey will move after 2018," 25 June 2018 Outside has long lauded the crock pot for its ability to make delicious meals fast. The Editors, Outside Online, "17 Graduation Gifts for Her," 24 Apr. 2018 As 2017’s Best Picture winner Moonlight also did, Get Out flips the script on Black suffering which is usually required for the academy to laud Blackness on film. Esquire, "And the Best Picture Should Be...," 23 Feb. 2018 Live streamers laud the way the medium allows them to connect directly with their viewers. Adrian Chen, The New Yorker, "Ice Poseidon’s Lucrative, Stressful Life as a Live Streamer," 8 Dec. 2014 In fact, Los Angeles was lauded for its maneuvering in acquiring that No. 1 pick —through a trade with Cleveland three years earlier. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Golden State Warriors just copying the path of past NBA champs," 5 July 2018 Leaders of school districts who have lauded their rising rates often have shown little interest in auditing to find out the extent to which the progress represents real academic gains. Howard Blume, latimes.com, "L.A. school district says more are graduating, but rate may not show it," 20 June 2018 The annual Senior Signing Day hosted by the Collegiate Academies charter group lauded the accomplishments of the students from G.W. Carver High School and Abramson Sci Academy. Dinah L. Rogers Photography, NOLA.com, "Prom 2018: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School enjoys an 'Enchanted Crystal Affair'," 5 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The young priests rise by 6 a.m. each day and gather in the chapel to sing lauds, a morning prayer to praise God as the sun rises. Washington Post, "Young Nebraska priests’ chants become best-selling album," 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of laud

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for laud

Verb

Latin laudare, from laud-, laus

Noun

Middle English laudes (plural), from Medieval Latin, from Latin, plural of laud-, laus praise

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laudability

laudable

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The first known use of laud was in the 14th century

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laud

verb

English Language Learners Definition of laud

: to praise (someone or something)

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