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Friday, April 29, 2005

Definitions for extol

  1. To praise highly; to glorify; to exalt.

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Citations for extol
The processes of nature, which most writers extol as symbols of renewal and eternal life, were always seen darkly by Kerouac. Ellis Amburn, Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac
Let your deeds themselves praise you, for here I leave them in all their glory, lacking words to extol them. Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha
Origin of extol
Extol derives from Latin extollere, "to lift up, praise," from ex-, "up from" + tollere, "to lift up, elevate."