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extol

ex·tol (ex·toll)

extol (extoll)

pronunciation:
ihk stol
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: extolled, extolling, extolls, extols
definition: to speak of with high praise or enthusiasm.
The minister extolled the virtues of the deceased.He extolled the joys of wilderness camping.
synonyms:
exalt, glorify, hail
antonyms:
abase, criticize, decry, denigrate
similar words:
acclaim, celebrate, deify, eulogize, flatter, honor, land, laud, praise
derivations: extollingly (adv.), extoller (n.), extolment (extollment) (n.)