or ex·toll

[ ik-stohl ]
See synonyms for: extolextolledextollingextols on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object),ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling.
  1. to praise highly; laud; eulogize: to extol the beauty of Naples.

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 for extol

Opposites for extol

Other words from extol

  • ex·tol·ler, noun
  • ex·tol·ling·ly, adverb
  • ex·tol·ment, ex·toll·ment, noun
  • su·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

  • Would you know why the ungrateful reader extols and is fond of many works at home, unjustly decries them without doors?

  • The popular art that he extols is not an art belonging to the people, but that of an aristocracy interested in the people.

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British Dictionary definitions for extol


US extoll

/ (ɪkˈstəʊl) /

verb-tols, -tolling or -tolled or US -tolls, -tolling or -tolled
  1. (tr) to praise lavishly; exalt

Origin of extol

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

Derived forms of extol

  • extoller, noun
  • extollingly, adverb
  • extolment, noun

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