1300-50; (v.) Middle Englishlauden < Latinlaudāre to praise, derivative of laus (stem laud-) praise; (noun) Middle Englishlaude, back formation from laudes (plural) < Late Latin, special use of plural of Latinlaus praise
Commentary has ranged from lauding the study as groundbreaking to criticizing it as an example of poor science.
But there's a difference between praising their efforts and lauding the outcomes.
Another point: don't go looking for the ego boost of family and friends lauding your efforts.
Slippery slope of lauding questionable methods using illogic and false data as long as the results are good.
British Dictionary definitions for lauding
(transitive) to praise or glorify
praise or glorification
C14: vb from Latin laudāre; n from laudēs, pl of Latin laus praise
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