Similarly, television shows that include gay characters are lauded for being so “brave” and for changing culture for the better.
The Browns should be lauded for helping to keep their nephew on the right track while his mother was in prison.
He recently lauded states that “give” workers paid family leave and are “offering” paid sick days.
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.