extol

or ex·toll

[ ik-stohl, -stol ]
/ ɪkˈstoʊl, -ˈstɒl /
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verb (used with object), ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling.

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

Nearby words

  1. extinguishant,
  2. extinguisher,
  3. extirpate,
  4. extirpation,
  5. extn.,
  6. extoll,
  7. extorsion,
  8. extorsive,
  9. extort,
  10. extortion

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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British Dictionary definitions for extoll

extol

US extoll

/ (ɪkˈstəʊl) /

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

(tr) to praise lavishly; exalt
Derived Formsextoller, nounextollingly, adverbextolment, noun

Word Origin for extol

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

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