verb (used with object)
Origin of laud
Definition for laud (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for laud
I have never met her, and I am inclined to laud her chivalry.Pulp Nonfiction: India’s Shameful Failure to Defend Historian of Hinduism|Tunku Varadarajan|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Holbrooke then used a Karzai visit to Washington in May to laud the Afghan leader with pomp, circumstance, and attention.Richard Holbrooke's Last Mission in Afghanistan by David Rohde|David Rohde|November 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
All the more reason to laud—or at least not pile on—evidence of action.
If the claims are indeed true this time, expect al Qaeda to laud its martyrs publicly.
Israel is quick to laud those who fought the Nazis, no matter how futilely, over those who went powerless to their deaths.
Who could resist the smiles of the chalk-faced females of Cash Street, all eager to laud his bravery.
Laud accordingly appeared at the window, and Strafford, as he passed, asked for the prelate's prayers and for his blessing.Charles I|Jacob Abbott
A rector of the school of Laud would have held such a young man up to the whole parish as a model.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Never, not even under the tyranny of Laud, had the condition of the Puritans been so deplorable as at that time.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
He seized the laud from the little Professor, thrust it on one side and said loudly that he did not want to sell it at all.Poor Folk in Spain|Jan Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for laud (1 of 2)
Word Origin for laud
British Dictionary definitions for laud (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for laud
late 14c., from Old French lauder "praise, extol," from Latin laudare "to praise, commend, honor, extol, eulogize," from laus (genitive laudis) "praise, fame glory." Probably cognate with Old English leoð "song, poem, hymn," from Proto-Germanic *leuthan (cf. Old Norse ljoð "strophe," German Lied "song," Gothic liuþon "to praise"), and from an echoic PIE root *leu-. Related: Lauded; lauding.