verb (used with object)

to praise excessively.

Origin of belaud

First recorded in 1840–50; be- + laud
Related formsbe·laud·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for belaud

Historical Examples of belaud

  • 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.

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

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar