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to praise, honor, extol
Not to be confused with:
loud – having great volume or intensity; The band is very loud.; tastelessly showy; I would not wear such a loud shirt.
tr.v. laud·ed, laud·ing, lauds
To give praise to; glorify. See Synonyms at praise.
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.]
(tr) to praise or glorify
praise or glorification
[C14: vb from Latin laudāre; n from laudēs, pl of Latin laus praise]
(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
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.
William, 1573–1645, archbishop of Canterbury and opponent of Puritanism: executed for treason.
Past participle: lauded
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|Verb||1.||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"
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"
1. To pay tribute or homage to:
Idiom: sing someone's praises.