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[yoo-luh-jahyz] /ˈyu ləˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used with object), eulogized, eulogizing.
to praise highly.
to speak or write a eulogy about.
Also, especially British, eulogise.
Origin of eulogize
First recorded in 1800-10; eulog(y) + -ize
Related forms
eulogization, noun
eulogizer, noun
uneulogized, adjective
1. extol, laud, commend, panegyrize. Unabridged
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  • It is the idea of the monotonous uniformity with which the Reviews will eulogize me.

  • Berrien acquiesced in but did not eulogize the compromise measures.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • It is hardly worth while to eulogize the Christians who took part in Cortes crusade.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • They eulogize his virtues and detail his public services at great length.

  • The deacon mounted a small platform and commenced to eulogize.

    Over Here Hector MacQuarrie
  • But then, their friends will keep their drawbacks in the dark, and eulogize their merits to the utmost.

  • The gardener did not eulogize his prize,—the rose-tree was gorgeous and any one could see it.

    The King in Yellow Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for eulogize


to praise (a person or thing) highly in speech or writing
Derived Forms
eulogist, eulogizer, eulogiser, noun
eulogistic, eulogistical, adjective
eulogistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for eulogize

1810, from eulogy + -ize. Related: Eulogized; eulogizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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