verb (used with object)
Origin of laud
Examples from the Web for lauds
Zawahiri lauds the success of al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq in contrast.
Defense minister thanks U.S. and lauds Israeli achievements: "No other army in any country in the world has a system like it."
Yet those members of the cognitive elite that Murray lauds certainly know better.Charles Murray’s ‘Coming Apart’ and the Culture Myth|Ralph Richard Banks|February 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He lauds the push for stricter regulations on interstate commerce and a range of effective compromises.
You have a patient not very far away who lauds you to the skies.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It would, therefore, have been probably somewhere about one oclock in the morning that Lauds usually began.English Monastic Life|Abbot Gasquet
In the Mozarabic Psalter an abridgment of both parts is said at Lauds, but not "in feriis."The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study|William Heaford Daubney
The husband has his lauds to dispose of, the wife her person.The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant|John Hamilton Moore
The bell had been rung for Lauds, and going up the stairs they passed the brothers coming down to service.The Christian|Hall Caine
Word Origin for lauds
Word Origin for laud
mid-14c., from Old French; morning Church service in which psalms of praise to God (Psalms 148-150) are sung (see 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.