verb (used with object), ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling.
Origin of extol
Examples from the Web for extolling
He wanders through the halls of the United Nations, passing out pamphlets and extolling his cause.
The story behind the bipartisan push that GOP contenders may be extolling come 2016.
The Berlin Wall has fallen and his books, extolling the “economic miracle” of East Germany, are antiquated.
Instead, he surprised the crowd by praising his five billionaire witnesses, extolling their virtues and their profits.
There was a chatter among them, some extolling the squire's generosity, others—the ability of the droll.Ande Trembath|Matthew Stanley Kemp
Though he had been extolling his father at his own expense, what had he done but realise his father's hopes.The Manxman|Hall Caine
Not a quarter of his fortune, as Shelley said in extolling his munificence, but the half of it, did he expend in alms.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
Newspapers and poets vied with each other in extolling the marvellous apparition.Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Otto Jahn
Extolling the size of Mtesa's country, they say it would take a year to go across it.
British Dictionary definitions for extolling
verb -tols, -tolling or -tolled or US -tolls, -tolling or -tolled
Word Origin for extol
Word Origin and History for extolling
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.