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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extol  \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 
  {Flate}.] 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extol 
  v  :  praise,  glorify,  or  honor:  "extol  the  virtues  of  one's 
  children";  "glorify  one's  spouse's  cooking"  [syn:  {laud}, 
  {exalt},  {glorify},  {proclaim}] 




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