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laud

[lawd] /lɔd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to praise; extol.
noun
2.
a song or hymn of praise.
3.
lauds, (used with a singular or plural verb) Ecclesiastical. a canonical hour, marked especially by psalms of praise, usually recited with matins.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; (v.) Middle English lauden < Latin laudāre to praise, derivative of laus (stem laud-) praise; (noun) Middle English laude, back formation from laudes (plural) < Late Latin, special use of plural of Latin laus praise
Related forms
lauder, laudator
[law-dey-ter] /ˈlɔ deɪ tər/ (Show IPA),
noun
overlaud, verb (used with object)
unlauded, adjective
Synonyms
1. applaud, honor.
Antonyms
1. censure.
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Examples for lauding
  • 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

laud

/lɔːd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to praise or glorify
noun
2.
praise or glorification
Derived Forms
lauder, noun
Word Origin
C14: vb from Latin laudāre; n from laudēs, pl of Latin laus praise

Laud

/lɔːd/
noun
1.
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
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Word Origin and History for lauding
laud
late 14c., from O.Fr. lauder, from L. laudere "to praise," from laus (gen. laudis) "praise, fame glory." Cognate with O.E. leoð "song, poem, hymn," from P.Gmc. *leuthan (cf. O.N. ljoð "strophe," Ger. Lied "song," Goth. liuþon "to praise"). Related: Laudatory.
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