belaud

[ bih-lawd ]
/ bɪˈlɔd /

verb (used with object)

to praise excessively.

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Origin of belaud

First recorded in 1840–50; be- + laud

OTHER WORDS FROM belaud

be·laud·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for belaud

  • Yet writers abuse the fierce and vicious eagle, while they belaud the gentle and good robin.

    Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar
  • I cannot understand those folk who sniff at the English music-hall and belaud the Parisian shows.

    Nights in London|Thomas Burke
  • As may be imagined, I defended peace in the one, and did my best to belaud his Excellency in the other.