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Definition of laud in English:


[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 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.
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
archaic magnify
rare panegyrize


[mass noun] archaic Back to top  
Praise: all glory, laud, and honour to Thee Redeemer King


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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