verb (used with object), ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling.
Origin of extol
Examples from the Web for extolled
As I fretted over whether it was safe for her ingest the body paint, she extolled its benefits.
Its founder was Mohammad Najibullah Ahmadzai, a Pahstun known for his ruthlessness in a regime that extolled extremism.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In recent visits to Lexington, McConnell has extolled the virtues of Medicare Part D and even called President Obama “smart.”Tea Partier Matt Bevin Is Selling Himself as the Anti-Mitch McConnell|Sam Youngman|February 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Otherwise, all present extolled the “Banner” as the perfect expression of American patriotism.Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem|Jefferson Morley|July 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But mostly, in what could be seen as a rebuke to those hardliners in Washington, Christie extolled the virtues of compromise.
If some extolled the pope and his court, the great majority gave free utterance to their complaints and their sarcasms.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Bazmant extolled to the skies the mighty deeds and wise plans of Abadid.
He extolled Stonewall Jackson and his men, who, he said, had passed through there only a day ahead of us.War from the Inside|Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Yet he was extolled by the great body of Churchmen as if he had been the bravest and purest of martyrs.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The French Emperor has been extolled, and his mode of conducting wars has been more than intimated as being worth our imitation.
verb -tols, -tolling or -tolled or US -tolls, -tolling or -tolled
Word Origin 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.