Definition of laud in English:

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laud

Pronunciation: /lôd/

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
praise, extol, hail, applaud, acclaim, commend, sing the praises of, speak highly of, pay tribute to, lionize, eulogize, rhapsodize over/about
informal rave about
archaic magnify, panegyrize

noun

archaic
Praise: all glory, laud, and honor to Thee

Origin

Late Middle English: the noun from Old French laude, the verb from Latin laudare, both from Latin laus, laud- 'praise' (see also lauds).

Words that rhyme with laud

aboard, abroad, accord, afford, applaud, award, bawd, board, broad, chord, Claude, cord, ford, fraud, gaud, Gawd, hoard, horde, lord, maraud, milord, sward, sword, toward, unawed, unexplored, unrestored, ward

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Syllabification: laud

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