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Definitions of extol

  1. praise, glorify, or honor; " extol the virtues of one's children"; " glorify one's spouse's cooking"
  2. To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify; as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person.
  3. To praise highly; magnify; laud; celebrate.
  4. Extolling.
  5. To magnify: to praise:- pr. p. extolling; pa. p. extolled'.
  6. To praise; exalt in words.
  7. To praise in the highest terms; magnify.
  8. To exalt in words or eulogy; to praise; to magnify.
  9. To praise highly; to laud; to celebrate in words.

Usage examples for extol

  1. I extol the holiness of my Lord, the Great! – The Faith of Islam by Edward Sell
  2. These panegyrics were bestowed with discretion, not being told to Elsie herself, but brought out incidentally in conversation with grandfather, who thought highly of Brandon, and never ceased to extol his politeness. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  3. I will extol and praise thee so to my father that he will marry me to thee, and make thee the heir to his crown. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  4. Either we must oppose you and the germ, or we must side with you, and extol the virtues of the new discovery. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  5. And it is very dangerous to extol with such excessive praises a matter conflicting with political order. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  6. Here is the man whose days had been spent at Nature's feet, whose life's business seemed to be this only, that he should extol her, interpret her, sing of her, lift her as high in man's esteem as fine utterance can affect the human soul. – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding
  7. As we paddled on, George continued to extol the virtues of beaver meat, expatiating on many a " good snack" of it that he had consumed. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  8. Then he proceeded to extol Ethel. – Ethel Hollister's Second Summer as a Campfire Girl by Irene Elliott Benson
  9. Above all, he could not sufficiently extol a walk which his friends had taken him on Christmas- eve. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  10. He did not; and yet how highly and justly did the government extol his manly and energetic conduct! – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  11. He would fain come into England, so far is he come already, and doth extol her Majesty for this work of hers to heaven, and confesseth, till now an angel could not make him believe it. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  12. How, then, shall I extol Thee, immortal King of glory? – General Catholic Devotions by Bonaventure Hammer
  13. It never occurred to the old lady that it might not be advisable thus calmly to extol that young person's beauty in her presence. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  14. Another's work is heavy; you introduce it as a piece of conscientious labor; and if the book is ill written, you extol the ideas it contains. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  15. The power of the goddess whom she meant to extol! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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