Search Result for "extol":
1. praise, glorify, or honor;
- Example: "extol the virtues of one's children"
- Example: "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
[syn: laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Extol \Ex*tol"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extolled; p. pr. & vb. n. Extolling.] [L. extollere; ex out + tollere to lift, take up, or raise: cf. OF. extoller. See Tollerate, and cf. Flate.] 1. To place on high; to lift up; to elevate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Who extolled you in the half-crown boxes, Where you might sit and muster all the beauties. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify; as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person. [1913 Webster] Wherein have I so deserved of you, That you extol me thus? --Shak. Syn: To praise; applaud; commend; magnify; celebrate; laud; glorify. See Praise. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
extol v 1: praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "extol": acclaim, adulate, apotheosize, applaud, belaud, bepraise, bless, bless the Lord, blow up, boast of, brag about, celebrate, cheer, commend, compliment, congratulate, cry up, deify, doxologize, elevate, emblazon, eulogize, exalt, flatter, glorify, glorify the Lord, hero-worship, honor, hymn, idolize, laud, lionize, magnify, make much of, overpraise, panegyrize, pay tribute, porter aux nues, praise, praise God, puff, puff up, salute, sing praises, trumpet, uplift