verb[with object] • formal
- Praise (a person or their achievements) highly: the obituary lauded him as a great statesman and soldier (as adjective, with submodifier lauded) her much-lauded rendering of Lady MacbethMore example sentences
praise, extol, hail, applaud, acclaim, commend, admire, approve of, make much of, sing the praises of, lionize, speak highly of, pay tribute/homage to, eulogize, sing paeans to; cheer, celebrate, welcome, salute, glorify, exalt, rhapsodize over/about, honour, adore, revere, venerate, idolize• informal put on a pedestal, rave about• black English big someone/something up• dated cry someone/something up• archaic magnify• rare panegyrize
- 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.
noun[mass noun] • archaic Back to top
late Middle English: the noun from Old French laude, the verb from Latin laudare, both from Latin laus, laud- 'praise' (see also lauds).