- to praise highly; laud; eulogize: to extol the beauty of Naples.
Origin of extol
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Examples from the Web for extolled
As I fretted over whether it was safe for her ingest the body paint, she extolled its benefits.Naked on a New York Street—for Art
September 16, 2014
Its founder was Mohammad Najibullah Ahmadzai, a Pahstun known for his ruthlessness in a regime that extolled extremism.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’
July 27, 2014
In recent visits to Lexington, McConnell has extolled the virtues of Medicare Part D and even called President Obama “smart.”Tea Partier Matt Bevin Is Selling Himself as the Anti-Mitch McConnell
February 8, 2014
“Okie From Muskogee” made fun of hippies and extolled small-town virtues, but it did it with some tongue in cheek.Vince Gill Confronts Fringe Groups and Gives Country Some Cred
September 11, 2013
Otherwise, all present extolled the “Banner” as the perfect expression of American patriotism.Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem
July 4, 2013
He extolled the sky, the seas, the ships, and the easy life of the Far East.Typhoon
On the contrary, she has almost everywhere been extolled and eulogized.
She commended his valour, and extolled him above all the heroes in the world.The Arabian Nights
With us he can extol France, as there he extolled Saint Domingo.The Hour and the Man
Both of them extolled my good fortune in having such a companion.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
- (tr) to praise lavishly; exalt
Word Origin and History for extolled
also extoll, c.1400, "to lift up," from Latin extollere "to place on high, raise, elevate," figuratively "to exalt, praise," from ex- "up" (see ex-) + tollere "to raise," from PIE *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (cf. Greek talantos "bearing, suffering," tolman "to carry, bear," telamon "broad strap for bearing something," Atlas "the 'Bearer' of Heaven;" Lithuanian tiltas "bridge;" Sanskrit tula "balance," tulayati "lifts up, weighs;" Latin tolerare "to bear, support," latus "borne;" Old English þolian "to endure;" Armenian tolum "I allow"). Figurative sense of "praise highly" in English is first attested c.1500. Related: Extolled; extolling.