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[bih-lawd] /bɪˈlɔd/
verb (used with object)
to praise excessively.
Origin of belaud
First recorded in 1840-50; be- + laud
Related forms
belauder, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I cannot understand those folk who sniff at the English music-hall and belaud the Parisian shows.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • As may be imagined, I defended peace in the one, and did my best to belaud his Excellency in the other.

  • Yet writers abuse the fierce and vicious eagle, while they belaud the gentle and good robin.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar

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