or ex·toll

[ ik-stohl, -stol ]
/ ɪkˈstoʊl, -ˈstɒl /

verb (used with object), ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling.

to praise highly; laud; eulogize: to extol the beauty of Naples.

Origin of extol

1350–1400; Middle English extollen<Latin extollere to lift up, raise, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + tollere to lift, raise up


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US extoll

/ (ɪkˈstəʊl) /

verb -tols, -tolling or -tolled or US -tolls, -tolling or -tolled

(tr) to praise lavishly; exalt

Derived forms of extol

extoller, nounextollingly, adverbextolment, noun

Word Origin for extol

C15: from Latin extollere to elevate, from tollere to raise
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