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vaunt

 (vônt, vŏnt)
v. vaunt·ed, vaunt·ing, vaunts
v.tr.
To speak or write about (something) in a strongly positive way; praise or boast about.
v.intr.
To speak boastfully; brag. See Synonyms at boast1.
n.
1. A boastful remark.
2. Speech of extravagant self-praise.

[Middle English vaunten, from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre, to talk frivolously, frequentative of Latin vānāre, from vānus, empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

vaunt′er n.
vaunt′ing·ly adv.
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vaunt

(vɔːnt)
vb
1. (tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
2. (intr) rare or literary to use boastful language; brag
n
3. a boast
4. archaic ostentatious display
[C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānus vain]
ˈvaunter n
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vaunt

(vɔnt, vɑnt)

v.t.
1. to boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.
v.i.
2. to speak boastfully; brag.
n.
3. a boastful action or utterance.
[1350–1400; Middle English vaunten < Middle French vanter to boast < Late Latin vānitāre, derivative of Latin vānus vain]
vaunt′er, n.
vaunt′ing•ly, adv.
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vaunt


Past participle: vaunted
Gerund: vaunting

Imperative
vaunt
vaunt
Present
I vaunt
you vaunt
he/she/it vaunts
we vaunt
you vaunt
they vaunt
Preterite
I vaunted
you vaunted
he/she/it vaunted
we vaunted
you vaunted
they vaunted
Present Continuous
I am vaunting
you are vaunting
he/she/it is vaunting
we are vaunting
you are vaunting
they are vaunting
Present Perfect
I have vaunted
you have vaunted
he/she/it has vaunted
we have vaunted
you have vaunted
they have vaunted
Past Continuous
I was vaunting
you were vaunting
he/she/it was vaunting
we were vaunting
you were vaunting
they were vaunting
Past Perfect
I had vaunted
you had vaunted
he/she/it had vaunted
we had vaunted
you had vaunted
they had vaunted
Future
I will vaunt
you will vaunt
he/she/it will vaunt
we will vaunt
you will vaunt
they will vaunt
Future Perfect
I will have vaunted
you will have vaunted
he/she/it will have vaunted
we will have vaunted
you will have vaunted
they will have vaunted
Future Continuous
I will be vaunting
you will be vaunting
he/she/it will be vaunting
we will be vaunting
you will be vaunting
they will be vaunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vaunting
you have been vaunting
he/she/it has been vaunting
we have been vaunting
you have been vaunting
they have been vaunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vaunting
you will have been vaunting
he/she/it will have been vaunting
we will have been vaunting
you will have been vaunting
they will have been vaunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vaunting
you had been vaunting
he/she/it had been vaunting
we had been vaunting
you had been vaunting
they had been vaunting
Conditional
I would vaunt
you would vaunt
he/she/it would vaunt
we would vaunt
you would vaunt
they would vaunt
Past Conditional
I would have vaunted
you would have vaunted
he/she/it would have vaunted
we would have vaunted
you would have vaunted
they would have vaunted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaunt - extravagant self-praisevaunt - extravagant self-praise    
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
Verb1.vaunt - show offvaunt - show off        
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction
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vaunt

verb
To talk with excessive pride:
Informal: blow.
noun
An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.
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Translations

vaunt

[vɔːnt]
A. VT (= boast of) → jactarse de, hacer alarde de; (= display) → lucir, ostentar
B. VIjactarse
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vaunt

vtrühmen, preisen (geh); much-vauntedviel gepriesen; Cologne vaunts a splendid cathedralKöln kann sich eines herrlichen Doms rühmen
nLoblied nt, → Lobgesang m
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Once again, when they found that the ruling president will never budge or deviate from his main aim, they forced themselves to support him; and the braggarts, egoists and the vaunters are now crowing, bragging and boasting about the triumph of the 19th amendment - they now want to place their hand on the flagpole and say - " Aha!
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