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or (especially British) eulogise

[yoo-luh-jahyz] /ˈyu ləˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used with object), eulogized, eulogizing.
to praise highly.
to speak or write a eulogy about.
Origin of eulogize
1800-10; eulog(y) + -ize
Related forms
eulogization, noun
eulogizer, noun
uneulogized, adjective
1. extol, laud, commend, panegyrize. Unabridged
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  • What is intolerable is that men should condemn or eulogize force at large, irrespective of its use as a means of getting results.

    Six Major Prophets Edwin Emery Slosson
  • Berrien acquiesced in but did not eulogize the compromise measures.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • They eulogize his virtues and detail his public services at great length.

  • It is hardly worth while to eulogize the Christians who took part in Cortes crusade.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • When our fathers wished to eulogize a worthy man they called him 'a good husbandman.'

    Snnica Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • But then, their friends will keep their drawbacks in the dark, and eulogize their merits to the utmost.

  • The subjects are chosen for me, and it does seem as if the publisher enjoyed making me eulogize frowziness.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
British Dictionary definitions for eulogize


to praise (a person or thing) highly in speech or writing
Derived Forms
eulogist, eulogizer, eulogiser, noun
eulogistic, eulogistical, adjective
eulogistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for eulogize

1810, from eulogy + -ize. Related: Eulogized; eulogizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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