- 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 laudingadmire, 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 lauding
Before the arrests, the Italian navy had defended the men, lauding them for warding off pirates and protecting the Italian vessel.Italian Pirate-Fighting Marines On Trial
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 14, 2014
Bluntly, Republicans win when they distinguish between work and welfare, lauding the former and damning the latter.Barack Obama’s Herbert Hoover Budget a Political Boon for Republicans
April 12, 2013
And because the pillory of a bad book is as culturally stimulating as the lauding of a good book.Letter to a Young Critic: William Giraldi Defends True Criticism
September 5, 2012
With even McCain lauding his former running mate, Romney needs to ask her to address the convention.It’s Time for Mitt Romney to Invite Sarah Palin to Speak at GOP Convention
July 18, 2012
She said he began to "rejoice" over the "lack of women in the room," lauding the tech industry for being a last bastion for men.Danish Provocateur’s Anti-Women Insults Embarrass Dell
May 15, 2012
Historical Examples of lauding
Let no one suspect me of lauding the mockery of virtue in what I say here.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
For this exploit the ragamuffin is lauding him to the skies.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Now, there is no unpopularity to-day in lauding a Jew or a Greek or an Irishman.Our Part in the Great War
I'm compelled to stand for all this for the simple crime of not lauding the old man.The Homesteader
They sat about him amiably drinking, and lauding him as a fine fellow after all.Black Rock
- (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.