Synonyms for extol

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ik-stohl, -stol
Phonetic Transcription : ɪkˈstoʊl, -ˈstɒl

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Définition of extol

Origin :
  • also extoll, c.1400, "to lift up," from Latin extollere "to place on high, raise, elevate," figuratively "to exalt, praise," from ex- "up" (see ex-) + tollere "to raise," from PIE *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (cf. Greek talantos "bearing, suffering," tolman "to carry, bear," telamon "broad strap for bearing something," Atlas "the 'Bearer' of Heaven;" Lithuanian tiltas "bridge;" Sanskrit tula "balance," tulayati "lifts up, weighs;" Latin tolerare "to bear, support," latus "borne;" Old English þolian "to endure;" Armenian tolum "I allow"). Figurative sense of "praise highly" in English is first attested c.1500. Related: Extolled; extolling.
  • verb sing the praises of
Example sentences :
  • Arthur, not being in the mood to extol the memory of the deceased, was silent.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Did not you extol the two Seraphims just now in the same generous language?
  • Extract from : « The Politician Out-Witted » by Samuel Low
  • But it finds its own success at last, and then the prudent also extol.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Extol her wit and talents, which has the zest of novelty, then you may succeed.
  • Extract from : « Vikram and the Vampire » by Richard F. Burton
  • With us he can extol France, as there he extolled Saint Domingo.
  • Extract from : « The Hour and the Man » by Harriet Martineau
  • They extol things necessary, Christian, and commanded of God.
  • Extract from : « Sermons on the Card and Other Discourses » by Hugh Latimer
  • But for once Evelyn was disposed to extol Honor at her own expense.
  • Extract from : « Captain Desmond, V.C. » by Maud Diver
  • To extol the present and future of these Western towns seemed a fixed habit.
  • Extract from : « Desert Dust » by Edwin L. Sabin
  • Verily I extol unto thee God, beside whom there is no other God.
  • Extract from : « The Arts of Persia » by H. Kevorkian
  • We extol the goodness and adore the majesty and power of God.
  • Extract from : « English Synonyms and Antonyms » by James Champlin Fernald

Antonyms for extol

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