extol extol  /ɪk ˈstoʊl/

Definition(s):

  • (v) praise, glorify, or honor

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Usage(s):

  1. On the first anniversary of the independence day, there were speeches after speeches extolling the birth of the democratic republic and the end of dictatorship.
  2. David's reasoned and quick thinking during the hostage crisis was extolled by the police chief.
  3. The professor extolled the truly academic environment of the campus and this duly impressed the visiting members of the board.

News

  1. Review: 'Pandora's Promise' devotes too much energy to its own dogma

    The documentary talks to people who've had a change of heart on nuclear power and believe it may save the planet. Opposing voices would have helped. It's one thing to hear a legislator or industrialist extol "clean nuclear energy"; it's something else when the person singing those praises is an environmentalist. In "Pandora's Promise," Robert Stone has gathered the testimony of five people whose ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Film Review: This is the End

    This is the End   |  B-   As much as Hollywood loves to extol its brand of glitzy, sun-soaked hedonism, there is an equally irresistible urge to burn it all down. The apocalypse has been all the rage lately, with a diverse slate like 2012 , Melancholia, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Oblivion and countless zombie flicks — all reveling in mass destruction. None of them, however, have ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Metro Times

Quotes

  1. Tancredo says, "it is utterly hypocritical for Congress to extol the virtues of a colorblind society while officially sanctioning caucuses that are based solely on race."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Tom Tancredo Source: FOX News

  2. "It is fair to say that Benbrika preyed on the vulnerability of young men under the cloak of religion as a means to extol his own extremist version of Islam," Ms Nixon told reporters. "Extremists use various tools to exert a considerable...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Christine Nixon Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "As we extol the lessons and memory of our heroes today, I call on everybody to ward off dirty politics and fix our attention on bringing the economy forward," Arroyo said.
    on Jun 12, 2005 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Malaysia Star

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