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Meaning of EXTOL

Pronunciation:  ik'stowl

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"

EXTOL is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: exalt, glorify, laud, proclaim
 See Also: canonize, crack up, ensky, hymn, praise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*tol"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extolled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Extolling}.] [L. extollere; ex out + tollere to lift, take
up, or raise: cf. OF. extoller. See {Tollerate}, and cf.
1. To place on high; to lift up; to elevate. [Obs.]

         Who extolled you in the half-crown boxes, Where you
         might sit and muster all the beauties. --Beau.? Fl.

2. To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify;
   as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person.

         Wherein have I so deserved of you, That you extol me
         thus?                                 --Shak.

Syn: To praise; applaud; commend; magnify; celebrate; laud;
     glorify. See {Praise}.

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