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

There was much to be lauded, from the hard-won unity of the West to Russia’s decision to move bravely toward new ways. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "History Gives George Bush His Due," 6 Dec. 2018 After Daniel Sturridge's performance during Liverpool's recent 7-0 friendly win over Chester, Reds fans have been taking to social media to laud the 28-year-old. SI.com, "'My Love for Him Was Back': Liverpool Fans Gush About £120k-a-Week Ace After Win v Chester," 8 July 2018 In a culture focused on the glitz of musicals, the Tonys rarely get a chance to laud the drama of plays, so this was a tiny but important moment of spectacle. Constance Grady, Vox, "At this year’s Tonys, winners included angels and Stephen Sondheim. Losers included baby goats.," 11 June 2018 China, North Korea’s main trading partner, is going to laud the nuclear test site demolition and could be inclined to ease enforcement of economic sanctions, Acton said, noting reports that North Korean trade with China had restarted already. Washington Post, "Analysis: Has Trump blown chances for talks with NKorea?," 26 May 2018 Lockport students lauded at state design competition Five Lockport Township High School students placed in the annual statewide competition held by the Illinois Design Educators Association last weekend at Illinois State University in Normal. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Community news: Richards grad Moeller returns for ice skate benefit," 19 Apr. 2018 On Thursday, Malloy lauded the closure of the training school, which opened in 2001 under Gov. John G. Rowland. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "Connecticut Juvenile Training School Closes," 12 Apr. 2018 In the run-up to Michigan's game against Texas A&M on Thursday evening, the Wolverines' coach is sure to be lauded for the accomplishment. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Explaining John Beilein's rise at Michigan, Tom Izzo's slide at Michigan State," 21 Mar. 2018 Granted, Pace and JUMP are moving slower than players like LimeBike and Ofo, and Silicon Valley conventional wisdom tells us that fast-moving companies are to be lauded and welcomed. Richard Fries, Fortune, "Commentary: Uber’s Newest Venture Shows It’s Finally Growing Up," 5 Mar. 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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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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