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Monday, November 28, 2011

panegyrize

\PAN-i-juh-rahyz\ , verb;
1.
To eulogize; to deliver or write a panegyric about.
2.
To indulge in panegyric; bestow praises.
Quotes:
I allowed then as how I had been moved to panegyrize Lieutenant Locke.
-- Louis Bayard, The Pale Blue Eye
Judge Story was a profound admirer of Chief Justice Marshall, and could rarely hear his name mentioned without digressing to panegyrizehis learning and intellectual power.
-- William Matthews, Hours with Men and Books
Origin:
From Greek, panegyrize originally meant “belonging to a public assembly” from pan meaning “all” and egyris, “gathering.”
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