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ex·tol

also ex·toll  (ĭk-stōl′)
tr.v. ex·tolled, ex·tol·ling, ex·tols also ex·tolled or ex·toll·ing or ex·tolls
To praise highly; exalt. See Synonyms at praise.

[Middle English extollen, from Latin extollere, to lift up, praise : ex-, up from; see ex- + tollere, to lift; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·tol′ler n.
ex·tol′ment n.

extol

(ɪkˈstəʊl) or

extoll

vb, -tols, -tolling or -tolled, -tolls, -tolling or -tolled
(tr) to praise lavishly; exalt
[C15: from Latin extollere to elevate, from tollere to raise]
exˈtoller n
exˈtollingly adv
exˈtolment n

ex•tol

or ex•toll

(ɪkˈstoʊl, -ˈstɒl)

v.t. -tolled, -tol•ling.
to praise highly; laud.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin extollere to lift up, praise =ex- ex-1 + tollere to lift]
ex•tol′ler, n.
ex•tol′ment, ex•toll′ment, n.

extol


Past participle: extolled
Gerund: extolling

Imperative
extol
extol
Present
I extol
you extol
he/she/it extols
we extol
you extol
they extol
Preterite
I extolled
you extolled
he/she/it extolled
we extolled
you extolled
they extolled
Present Continuous
I am extolling
you are extolling
he/she/it is extolling
we are extolling
you are extolling
they are extolling
Present Perfect
I have extolled
you have extolled
he/she/it has extolled
we have extolled
you have extolled
they have extolled
Past Continuous
I was extolling
you were extolling
he/she/it was extolling
we were extolling
you were extolling
they were extolling
Past Perfect
I had extolled
you had extolled
he/she/it had extolled
we had extolled
you had extolled
they had extolled
Future
I will extol
you will extol
he/she/it will extol
we will extol
you will extol
they will extol
Future Perfect
I will have extolled
you will have extolled
he/she/it will have extolled
we will have extolled
you will have extolled
they will have extolled
Future Continuous
I will be extolling
you will be extolling
he/she/it will be extolling
we will be extolling
you will be extolling
they will be extolling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been extolling
you have been extolling
he/she/it has been extolling
we have been extolling
you have been extolling
they have been extolling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been extolling
you will have been extolling
he/she/it will have been extolling
we will have been extolling
you will have been extolling
they will have been extolling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been extolling
you had been extolling
he/she/it had been extolling
we had been extolling
you had been extolling
they had been extolling
Conditional
I would extol
you would extol
he/she/it would extol
we would extol
you would extol
they would extol
Past Conditional
I would have extolled
you would have extolled
he/she/it would have extolled
we would have extolled
you would have extolled
they would have extolled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.extol - praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
canonise, canonize - treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women"
ensky - exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
crack up - rhapsodize about
hymn - praise by singing a hymn; "They hymned their love of God"

extol

verb praise, acclaim, applaud, pay tribute to, celebrate, commend, magnify (archaic), glorify, exalt, laud, crack up (informal), sing the praises of, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), eulogize, cry up, panegyrize She keeps extolling his managerial skills.

extol

verb
2. To honor (a deity) in religious worship:
Translations
يُمَجِّد، يُسَبِّح
lovprise
hefja til skÿjanna; dásama
liaupsinti
cildināt
vychvaľovať

extol

extoll (US) [ɪksˈtɒl] VT [+ merits, virtues] → ensalzar, alabar; [+ person] → alabar, elogiar

extol

[ɪkˈstəʊl] extoll (US) vt
[+ merits] → chanter, prôner
[+ person] → chanter les louanges de

extol

extol

extoll (Am) [ɪksˈtəʊl] vt (frm) (merits, virtues) → magnificare; (person) → celebrare

extol

(ikˈstəul) past tense, past participle exˈtolled verb
to praise highly.
References in classic literature ?
Certain newspapers which had begun to extol the talent of Christine now interested themselves only in the fame of Carlotta.
If it were otherwise -- if he treated me diplomatically -- that is to say, like a man who wishes, by some means or other, to obtain a footing in the house, so that he may ultimately gain the power of dictating to its occupants -- he would, if it had been but once, have honored me with the smile which you extol so loudly; but no, he saw that I was unhappy, he understood that I could be of no use to him, and therefore paid no attention to me whatever.
There was such fascination in her pluck, nimbleness, the continual exhibition of unfailing seaworthiness, in the semblance of courage and endurance, that I could not give up the delight of watching her run through the three unforgettable days of that gale which my mate also delighted to extol as "a famous shove.
No, it was not the money that I valued-- what I wanted was to make all this mob of Heintzes, hotel proprietors, and fine ladies of Baden talk about me, recount my story, wonder at me, extol my doings, and worship my winnings.
De Guiche had once looked upon this divinity as a mere woman; and the courtiers had not dared to extol this star in her upward progress, fearful to disgust the monarch whom such a dull star had formerly displeased.
A man can scarce allege his own merits with modesty, much less extol them; a man cannot sometimes brook to supplicate or beg; and a number of the like.
Not so disinterested either, my dear, if you mean to extol me for that virtue, since if you were generally on the road, you could be seldom with me.
The time has passed when he was an object of ridicule, and it is no longer a mark of eccentricity to defend or of perversity to extol him.
Men of letters, following in the painters' wake, conspired suddenly to find artistic value in the turns; and red-nosed comedians were lauded to the skies for their sense of character; fat female singers, who had bawled obscurely for twenty years, were discovered to possess inimitable drollery; there were those who found an aesthetic delight in performing dogs; while others exhausted their vocabulary to extol the distinction of conjurers and trick-cyclists.
It is the humor of many heads to extol the days of their
Extol not riches, then, the toil of fools, The wise man's cumbrance, if not snare; more apt To slacken virtue and abate her edge Than prompt her to do aught may merit praise.
They praised his valor, and his deeds of bravery they judged with praise, even as it is fitting that a man should extol his friendly lord, should love him in his soul, when he must depart from the body to become of naught.