V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to praise highly and lift someone or something up with great admiration

Synonyms: glorify, hail, exalt, acclaim, magnify, commend, praise

Antonyms: condemn, criticize, decry, disparage

Tips: Extol is derived from the Latin extollere, "to lift up." Extol is a good, intellectual term to indicate high priase. For example, "He has been extolling your virtues," instead of "He has said great things about you."

Usage Examples:

The golfers extolled the benefits of membership at their country club. (acclaimed, commended)

When her professor extolled her scientific prowess, Julie became convinced of her destiny with greatness. (glorified, hailed)

I extol the benefits of vitamin supplements to all my friends and family. (hail, acclaim)

The Senator extolled the President's many accomplishments before introducing him to the crowd. (glorified, hailed)

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