1. [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.
1. To place on high; to lift up; to elevate. [Obs.]
Who extolled you in the half-crown boxes,
Where you might sit and muster all the beauties.
--Beau. & Fl.
2. To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify;
as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person.
Wherein have I so deserved of you,
That you extol me thus? --Shak.
Syn: To praise; applaud; commend; magnify; celebrate; laud;
glorify. See Praise.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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