verb[with object] formal
Praise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context: the obituary lauded him as a great statesman and soldier [as adjective, with submodifier]: (lauded) her much lauded rendering of Lady Macbeth
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- I imagine he's out there drawing cartoons somewhere or painting paintings, but no one's beating his door down lauding him as the great artist that he is.
- He'd been a perfect gentleman, lauding me with compliments, calling when he said he would.
- Well those who protect this system of conservatism and corporatism love lauding us with such flowery titles.
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late Middle English: the noun from Old French laude, the verb from Latin laudare, both from Latin laus, laud- 'praise' (see also lauds).