extolling extolling  /ɪk ˈstoʊ lɪŋ/


  • (v) praise, glorify, or honor


Derived Word(s)


  1. In the front window of his small wine store on the main road from Drogheda to Dublin are blackboards with handwritten messages extolling the virtues of his ross and reds.
  2. It was an invention of the Hallmark-card poets or Hollywood scriptwriters or, in one theory, medieval troubadours extolling the adulterous love of a knight for a lady.
  3. In 1951, Princeton economics major Jack Bogle wrote a senior thesis extolling the virtues of the small but growing mutual-fund industry.


  • Massachusetts Senate debate: Both sides score points, but no knockout

    Although the two candidates running for John Kerry’s open Senate seat in Massachusetts spent much of their first debate Wednesday night extolling the virtues of bipartisan compromise, the two found little common ground themselves in either substance or style.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News


  1. Obama said in that job he worked with churches, set up job training for the unemployed and developed after-school programs for youths "community service work -- which John McCain has been talking about putting country first and extolling the virtues...
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: U.S. Daily

  2. Mr Obama had "succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power, justifying the means by extolling the ends", said Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts Governor.
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Mitt Romney Source: Times Online

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