[ ik-stohl ]
/ ɪkˈstoʊl /
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verb (used with object), ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling.
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Origin of extol
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English extollen, from Latin extollere “to lift up, raise,” equivalent to ex- ex-1 + tollere “to lift, raise up”
OTHER WORDS FROM extol
ex·tol·ler, nounex·tol·ling·ly, adverbex·tol·ment, ex·toll·ment, nounsu·per·ex·tol, verb (used with object), su·per·ex·tolled, su·per·ex·tol·ling.
su·per·ex·toll, verb (used with object)
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How to use extol in a sentence
The queens shall behold thee and extoll thee, and all women upon earth shall praise thee.Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity|Alexandre Kuprin
As if a new-found Whittington's rare cat,Come to extoll their birth-rights above thatWhich nature once intended.
I have herd the fresh anchovey much extoll'd but I hope I shall be pardened for believeing this quit as good.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
It is extraordinary to hear Germans of all classes extoll mere brute force as the only rule of international life.Face to Face with Kaiserism|James W. Gerard
British Dictionary definitions for extol
/ (ɪkˈstəʊl) /
verb -tols, -tolling or -tolled or US -tolls, -tolling or -tolled
(tr) to praise lavishly; exalt
Derived forms of extolextoller, nounextollingly, adverbextolment, noun
Word Origin for extol
C15: from Latin extollere to elevate, from tollere to raise
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