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Friday, April 29, 2005

Definitions for extol

  1. To praise highly; to glorify; to exalt.

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Citations for extol
The processes of nature, which most writers extol as symbols of renewal and eternal life, were always seen darkly by Kerouac. Ellis Amburn, Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac
Let your deeds themselves praise you, for here I leave them in all their glory, lacking words to extol them. Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha
Origin of extol
1350-1400
Extol derives from Latin extollere, "to lift up, praise," from ex-, "up from" + tollere, "to lift up, elevate."
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