[ik-stohl, -stol]
verb (used with object), extolled, extolling.
to praise highly; laud; eulogize: to extol the beauty of Naples.
Also, extoll.

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.

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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
[C15: from Latin extollere to elevate, from tollere to raise]
ex'toller or extoll
ex'tollingly or extoll
ex'tolment or extoll

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Word Origin & History

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
However, when a fellow community member extols the benefits of the stove their
  opinion is trusted.
Since the current transplant system extols altruism, one way to end the list
  would be to find more altruists.
Truth be told, his commitment to the culture he extols is belied by his life
Now while sitting in his vehicle, he relates to me the cause of his cancer, as
  he extols this history.
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