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laud

 (lôd)
tr.v. laud·ed, laud·ing, lauds
To give praise to; glorify. See Synonyms at praise.
n.
1. Praise; glorification.
2. A hymn or song of praise.
3. lauds also Lauds(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. Ecclesiastical The service of prayers formerly following the matins and constituting with them the first of the seven canonical hours.
b. The time appointed for this service.

[Middle English lauden, from Old French lauder, from Latin laudāre, from laus, laud-, praise.]

laud′er n.

Laud

(lɔːd)
n
(Biography) William. 1573–1645, English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45). His persecution of Puritans and his High Church policies in England and Scotland were a cause of the Civil War; he was impeached by the Long Parliament (1640) and executed

Laud

(lɔːd)
n
(Biography) William. 1573–1645, English prelate; archbishop of Canterbury (1633–45). His persecution of Puritans and his High Church policies in England and Scotland were a cause of the Civil War; he was impeached by the Long Parliament (1640) and executed

laud

(lɔd)

v.t.
1. to praise; extol.
n.
2. a song or hymn of praise.
3. lauds, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a canonical hour of psalms of praise, usu. recited with matins.
[1300–50; (v.) Middle English < Latin laudāre to praise, derivative of laus, s. laud- praise]
laud′er, lau′da•tor (-deɪ tər) n.

Laud

(lɔd)

n.
William, 1573–1645, archbishop of Canterbury and opponent of Puritanism: executed for treason.

laud


Past participle: lauded
Gerund: lauding

Imperative
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laud
Present
I laud
you laud
he/she/it lauds
we laud
you laud
they laud
Preterite
I lauded
you lauded
he/she/it lauded
we lauded
you lauded
they lauded
Present Continuous
I am lauding
you are lauding
he/she/it is lauding
we are lauding
you are lauding
they are lauding
Present Perfect
I have lauded
you have lauded
he/she/it has lauded
we have lauded
you have lauded
they have lauded
Past Continuous
I was lauding
you were lauding
he/she/it was lauding
we were lauding
you were lauding
they were lauding
Past Perfect
I had lauded
you had lauded
he/she/it had lauded
we had lauded
you had lauded
they had lauded
Future
I will laud
you will laud
he/she/it will laud
we will laud
you will laud
they will laud
Future Perfect
I will have lauded
you will have lauded
he/she/it will have lauded
we will have lauded
you will have lauded
they will have lauded
Future Continuous
I will be lauding
you will be lauding
he/she/it will be lauding
we will be lauding
you will be lauding
they will be lauding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lauding
you have been lauding
he/she/it has been lauding
we have been lauding
you have been lauding
they have been lauding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lauding
you will have been lauding
he/she/it will have been lauding
we will have been lauding
you will have been lauding
they will have been lauding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lauding
you had been lauding
he/she/it had been lauding
we had been lauding
you had been lauding
they had been lauding
Conditional
I would laud
you would laud
he/she/it would laud
we would laud
you would laud
they would laud
Past Conditional
I would have lauded
you would have lauded
he/she/it would have lauded
we would have lauded
you would have lauded
they would have lauded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.laud - 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"

laud

verb (Literary) praise, celebrate, honour, acclaim, approve, magnify (archaic), glorify, extol, sing or sound the praises of They lauded the former president as a hero.

laud

verb
2. To express warm approval of:
3. To honor (a deity) in religious worship:
Translations

laud

[lɔːd] VT (liter) → alabar, elogiar

laud

[ˈlɔːd] vtlouer

laud

vt (old)preisen (geh)
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What greatly strengthens such a suspicion is the fact that this controversy between two ill-matched antagonists --at a period, moreover, laud it as we may, when personal influence had far more weight than now--remained for years undecided, and came to a close only with the death of the party occupying the disputed soil.
I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.
However, my speech produced nothing else beside a laud laughter, which all the respect due to his majesty from those about him could not make them contain.
On the other hand, I compared the disquisitions of the ancient moralists to very towering and magnificent palaces with no better foundation than sand and mud: they laud the virtues very highly, and exhibit them as estimable far above anything on earth; but they give us no adequate criterion of virtue, and frequently that which they designate with so fine a name is but apathy, or pride, or despair, or parricide.
In his younger days he had practically learned the meaning of persecution from Archbishop Laud, and he was not now disposed to forget the lesson against which he had murmured then.
In the preface to his second edition of the Canterbury Tales he says, "Great thank, laud and honour ought to be given unto the clerks, poets" and others who have written "noble books.
Laud have mercy upon 'um; I would not have such a sin to answer for, for the whole world.
As a white ox would I like to see him, which, snorting and lowing, walketh before the plough-share: and his lowing should also laud all that is earthly!
To make a vaunt of being poor was another of the incidents of his splenetic state, though this may have had the design in it of showing that he ought to be rich; just as he would publicly laud and decry the Barnacles, lest it should be forgotten that he belonged to the family.
She knew she had only two days left; that when once the order was signed by Buckingham- -and Buckingham would sign it the more readily from its bearing a false name, and he could not, therefore, recognize the woman in question--once this order was signed, we say, the baron would make her embark immediately, and she knew very well that women condemned to exile employ arms much less powerful in their seductions than the pretendedly virtuous woman whose beauty is lighted by the sun of the world, whose style the voice of fashion lauds, and whom a halo of aristocracy gilds with enchanting splendors.
A week in your cells, false brethren, a week of rye-bread and lentils, with double lauds and double matins, may help ye to remembrance of the laws under which ye live.
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