extol

[ik-stohl, -stol]
verb (used with object), extolled, extolling.
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

extoller, noun
extollingly, adverb
extolment, extollment, noun
self-extolled, adjective
superextol, verb (used with object), superextolled, superextolling.
superextoll, verb (used with object)
unextolled, adjective


glorify, exalt, celebrate.


disparage.
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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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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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Example sentences
My large, public university rarely discussed such temporary gigs in preparing
  us for the market, and never extolled their virtues.
The company has long extolled the virtues of organic growth and the single life.
When her answers were accepted, her many virtues were extolled in a praise song.
The comfort of eating a thick soup is widely extolled.
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