verb (used with object), ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling.
Origin of extol
Examples from the Web for extols
Meanwhile, he extols the romantic virtues of The Dirty Dozen.The 20th Anniversary of Nora Ephron’s ‘Sleepless in Seattle’: Best Moments|Marlow Stern|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Guarienti extols him as the first architectural and ornamental painter of his time.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6)|Luigi Antonio Lanzi
The Marchese Venuti extols this master above all others of his time for his accurate design, and his Caracciesque colouring.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 2 (of 6)|Luigi Antonio Lanzi
President Dwight, who knew him well, extols his character and abilities warmly and highly.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast|Samuel Adams Drake
A devil attired as a priest, teaching a school of little aristocrats, extols the massacre of St. Bartholomew.Caricature and Other Comic Art|James Parton.
Needless to add, the patient recovered, and to this day extols the wonderful skill and power of his physician.The Indians of the Painted Desert Region|George Wharton James
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.