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eulogize

[yoo-luh-jahyz] /ˈyu ləˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used with object), eulogized, eulogizing.
1.
to praise highly.
2.
to speak or write a eulogy about.
Also, especially British, eulogise.
Origin of eulogize
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10; eulog(y) + -ize
Related forms
eulogization, noun
eulogizer, noun
uneulogized, adjective
Synonyms
1. extol, laud, commend, panegyrize.
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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

eulogize

/ˈjuːləˌdʒaɪz/
verb
1.
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
v.

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

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