- to praise highly; laud; eulogize: to extol the beauty of Naples.
Origin of extol
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Examples from the Web for extolment
It is not possible to conceive knowledge otherwise than as living knowledge, and as the extolment of our 109 own personality.
Culture then is the extolment of our being, the formation of our spirit, or better, its liberation and its beatification.
- (tr) to praise lavishly; exalt
Word Origin and History for extolment
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.