extol

[ik-stohl, -stol] /ɪkˈstoʊl, -ˈstɒl/
verb (used with object), extolled, extolling.
1.
to praise highly; laud; eulogize:
"to extol the beauty of Naples."
Also, extoll.
Origin
1350–1400; Middle English extollen < Latin extollere to lift up, raise, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + tollere to lift, raise up
Related forms
extoller, noun
extollingly, adverb
extolment, extollment, noun
self-extolled, adjective
superextol, verb (used with object), superextolled, superextolling.
superextoll, verb (used with object)
unextolled, adjective
Synonyms
glorify, exalt, celebrate.
Antonyms
disparage.
British Dictionary definitions for ex tolling
extol or extoll (ɪkˈstəʊl)
 
vb , (US) -tols, -tolling, -tolled, -tolls, -tolling, -tolled
(tr) to praise lavishly; exalt
 
[C15: from Latin extollere to elevate, from tollere to raise]
 
extoll or extoll
 
vb
 
[C15: from Latin extollere to elevate, from tollere to raise]
 
ex'toller or extoll
 
n
 
ex'tollingly or extoll
 
adv
 
ex'tolment or extoll
 
n

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Word Origin and History for ex tolling
extol
late 15c., "to lift up," from L. extollere, from ex- "up" + tollere "to raise," from PIE *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (cf. Gk. talantos "bearing, suffering," tolman "to carry, bear," telamon "broad strap for bearing something," Atlas "the Bearer" of Heaven;" Lith. tiltas "bridge;" Skt. tula "balance," tulayati "lifts up, weighs;" L. tolerare "to bear, support," latus "borne;" O.E. þolian "to endure;" Arm. tolum "I allow"). Figurative sense of "praise highly" is first attested c.1500.
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