laud

verb
\ ˈlȯd How to pronounce laud (audio) \
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 How to pronounce Laud (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Laudian (audio) \ 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

Norm Macdonald’s scheduled appearance on 'The Tonight Show' was canceled Tuesday after the publication of a Hollywood Reporter interview in which the comedian apparently lauded #MeToo’s slowing down and defended Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Norm MacDonald's 'Tonight Show' appearance canceled after #MeToo comment," 12 Sep. 2018 The pair’s most recent album, 2016’s Take Control, was lauded here and overseas for its intense and classic calls to the world’s disenfranchised youth -- and those who can’t pull away from their damn phones. Bobby Olivier, Billboard, "The 10 Bands You Need to Know About for This Year's Festival Season," 10 Apr. 2018 Turner lauded the agreement and thanked HUD for recognizing that the city has efforts underway that could address some of the agency's criticisms. Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle, "HUD, Houston come to agreement on city's affordable housing efforts," 9 Mar. 2018 Byron and his teammates will spend the week being lauded as the Daytona 500 favorites. Mark Long, The Seattle Times, "Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again," 11 Feb. 2019 Intel recently launched its Core i9-9900K, a member of the Coffee Lake family of Core processors, which PCWorld lauded as the fastest gaming processor ever. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel reveals its 10nm Ice Lake Core and stacked Lakefield CPUs, and 'Project Athena' for laptops," 7 Jan. 2019 Within living memory Britain was one of the world’s leading powers and its parliamentary system lauded as the most successful model of democratic governance. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "2018’s Biggest Loser Was the Liberal International Order," 30 Dec. 2018 Despite being lauded as one of the city’s most exciting talents, Carpenzano isn’t comfortable with being called an actor just yet. Vogue, "25 Ways to Gucci: Rome’s Creative Class," 29 Nov. 2018 Despite being lauded as the posh black actor the world needs more of, Elba hasn’t quite reached superstardom. Aja Romano, Vox, "Celebrating 10 years of Idris Elba becoming James Bond any second now," 10 Aug. 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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laud

verb

English Language Learners Definition of laud

somewhat formal : to praise (someone or something)

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