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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extolment - an expression of approval and commendationextolment - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
superlative - an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it"
encomium, paean, panegyric, pean, eulogy - a formal expression of praise
eulogium, eulogy - a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
good word, recommendation, testimonial - something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
compliment - a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration


The honoring of a deity, as in worship:
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In order to answer this key question, there must be taken into account not only the Charter's repeated embrace and extolment of human rights, but also some as yet untapped Charter verbiage declaring that, for purposes of implementing the Charter's goals, "armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest.
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