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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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Related Words

applaud, commend, extol, laud, idolize, hymn, acclaim, magnify, flatter, bless, exalt, compliment, celebrate, panegyrize

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  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 eulogize


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

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