- to praise; extol.
- a song or hymn of praise.
- lauds, (used with a singular or plural verb) Ecclesiastical. a canonical hour, marked especially by psalms of praise, usually recited with matins.
Origin of laud
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Antonyms for laud
Related Words for laudedadmire, eulogize, revere, commend, honor, adore, celebrate, extol, compliment, hymn, glorify, magnify, flatter, venerate, bless, stroke, boost, reverence, approve, worship
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Contemporary Examples of lauded
She was the third-wave feminism firebrand, famous and lauded.From ISIS to Ebola, What Has Made Naomi Wolf So Paranoid?
October 11, 2014
Similarly, television shows that include gay characters are lauded for being so “brave” and for changing culture for the better.Popular Novelist Ken Follett Is a Slightly Unlikely and Certainly Unsung Gay Icon
October 1, 2014
The Mayans are lauded for their achievements—their art & architecture, intricate calendar, and developed culture.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors
August 14, 2014
All portray themselves, and are lauded by Iran, as resistance fighters.A Who’s Who of Iran’s Favorite Palestinian Terrorists
August 13, 2014
“Working mothers” have been variously vilified, and now lauded, for attempting to balance career and home lives.The New Right-Wing Idol: Working Moms
July 16, 2014
Historical Examples of lauded
These facts rob the act which has been so lauded by historians of all heroism.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
You cannot tell how my heart beats when I hear you lauded when you are away.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
In it the cleverness of Miss Sally Blossom was lauded to the skies.Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman
Emma Speed Sampson
But he lauded the Canadians for the heroic spirit which they had manifested.
What are the lauded climates of Italy and Greece compared to such a record as this?
- (tr) to praise or glorify
- praise or glorification
Word Origin for laud
- William. 1573–1645, English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45). His persecution of Puritans and his High Church policies in England and Scotland were a cause of the Civil War; he was impeached by the Long Parliament (1640) and executed
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.