verb (extols, extolling, extolled)[with object]
Praise enthusiastically: he extolled the virtues of the Russian peoples
More example sentences
- All of them share in their belief in God, turn to Him and extol His praises.
- Mrs Egan, of North Lane, York, was even moved to pen an elegant exposition extolling her family's enthusiasm for waste.
- You travel the world praising the discreet charm of an ancient university and extolling the virtues of academic freedom.
praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, eulogize, rhapsodize over, rave about, enthuse about/over, gush about/over, throw bouquets at, express delight over, acclaim
informal go wild about, be mad about, go on about
British informal big someone/something up
North American informal ballyhoo
dated cry someone/something up
rare laud, panegyrize
- Example sentences
- In writing this particular song, did Archie have in mind such extollers of memory as I, who find in memory-however painful certain of the events that are recalled-the desire for unity and oneness that defines the soul?
- Vicky is a great extoller of the Aga and also loves to cook.
- An extoller of the simple, rooted life, he nevertheless accumulated a sizable fortune and lived very well indeed.
Late Middle English: from Latin extollere, from ex- 'out, upward' + tollere 'raise'.
Words that rhyme with extolbarcarole, bole, bowl, cajole, coal, Cole, condole, console, control, dhole, dole, droll, enrol (US enroll), foal, goal, hole, Joel, knoll, kohl, mol, mole, Nicole, parol, parole, patrol, pole, poll, prole, rôle, roll, scroll, Seoul, shoal, skoal, sole, soul, stole, stroll, thole, Tirol, toad-in-the-hole, toll, troll, vole, whole
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