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verb (used with object), eu·lo·gized, eu·lo·giz·ing.
  1. to praise highly.
  2. to speak or write a eulogy about.
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Also especially British, eu·lo·gise.

Origin of eulogize

First recorded in 1800–10; eulog(y) + -ize
Related formseu·lo·gi·za·tion, nouneu·lo·giz·er, nounun·eu·lo·gized, adjective


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Examples from the Web for eulogise

Historical Examples

  • The poet proved himself unwise When him he did not eulogise.

    The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1875


  • But to eulogise education and to deprecate its results is dishonest.

  • They begin with records as to death, disease, and age, and pass on to eulogise the departed.

  • There is no quality so dangerous to eulogise as experience, and Atlee thought long over this.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • Honoured here and upon the Continent, it is needless to eulogise an artist whom all agree to admire.

British Dictionary definitions for eulogise



  1. to praise (a person or thing) highly in speech or writing
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Derived Formseulogist, eulogizer or eulogiser, nouneulogistic or eulogistical, adjectiveeulogistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for eulogise



1810, from eulogy + -ize. Related: Eulogized; eulogizing.

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