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verb (used with object), pan·e·gy·rized, pan·e·gy·riz·ing.
  1. to deliver or write a panegyric about; eulogize.
verb (used without object), pan·e·gy·rized, pan·e·gy·riz·ing.
  1. to indulge in panegyric; bestow praises.
Also especially British, pan·e·gy·rise.

Origin of panegyrize

1610–20; < Greek panēgyrízein to celebrate a public festival, equivalent to panḗgyr(is) (see panegyric) + -izein -ize
Related formsun·pan·e·gy·rized, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Of course he would have found it hard to panegyrize his favourite democracies when he came to the Hellenistic age.

    Problems in Greek history

    John Pentland Mahaffy

British Dictionary definitions for panegyrize



  1. to make a eulogy or eulogies (about)
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