verb (used with object), ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling.
Origin of extol
Examples from the Web for extol
Meyer went on the John Ankerberg show to extol the theological virtues of the Big Bang.Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang|Karl W. Giberson|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One might extol Apple for acting in the fashion of a responsible corporate citizen with its decision.Al Gore Accused of Abusing His Spot on Apple’s Board for Personal Gain|Gary Rivlin|February 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We extol celebrity at a time when it has never seemed more fleeting or meaningless.
"Usually, when they publish a commentary, it's to extol the study, or show how it's advanced the field," DeStefano says.
Maybe we will start to extol new heroes for new virtues, for craft or soul or something else.
Is this the illustrious doctor whom the greatest men of the age, Erasmus and Reuchlin, extol so loudly?History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
As soon as she began to extol the North and speak against slavery, mother left the room.The Grimk Sisters|Catherine H. Birney
Megabyzus could not extol the deeds of Bartja and his friends too highly.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
The rumour spreads through the entire city; they extol the Fabii to the skies by their encomiums.The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08|Titus Livius
But all know how loudly they extol the purity of Lucretia, that noble matron of ancient Rome.The City of God, Volume I|Aurelius Augustine
British Dictionary definitions for extol
verb -tols, -tolling or -tolled or US -tolls, -tolling or -tolled
Word Origin for extol
Word Origin and History for extol
also extoll, c.1400, "to lift up," from Latin extollere "to place on high, raise, elevate," figuratively "to exalt, praise," from ex- "up" (see ex-) + tollere "to raise," from PIE *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (cf. Greek talantos "bearing, suffering," tolman "to carry, bear," telamon "broad strap for bearing something," Atlas "the 'Bearer' of Heaven;" Lithuanian tiltas "bridge;" Sanskrit tula "balance," tulayati "lifts up, weighs;" Latin tolerare "to bear, support," latus "borne;" Old English þolian "to endure;" Armenian tolum "I allow"). Figurative sense of "praise highly" in English is first attested c.1500. Related: Extolled; extolling.