[ pan-i-juh-rahyz ]
/ ˈpæn ɪ dʒəˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), pan·e·gy·rized, pan·e·gy·riz·ing.

to deliver or write a panegyric about; eulogize.

verb (used without object), pan·e·gy·rized, pan·e·gy·riz·ing.

to indulge in panegyric; bestow praises.
Also especially British, pan·e·gy·rise.

Origin of panegyrize

1610–20; < Greek panēgyrízein to celebrate a public festival, equivalent to panḗgyr(is) (see panegyric) + -izein -ize

Related forms

un·pan·e·gy·rized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for panegyrize

  • Of course he would have found it hard to panegyrize his favourite democracies when he came to the Hellenistic age.

    Problems in Greek history|John Pentland Mahaffy

British Dictionary definitions for panegyrize



/ (ˈpænɪdʒɪˌraɪz) /


to make a eulogy or eulogies (about)

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