extolled; extolling; extols; extoling

If you have a crush on a guy who likes your best friend, it can be very depressing to listen to him extol your friend's virtues, while you just nod and smile. If you extol something, you praise it very highly.

The Bible says: "Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven..." Nebuchadnezzar II was king of the second Babylonian Empire, the one who sent the Jews into exile. In some translations of the Bible, the word honor is replaced with glorify. Praise, extol, honor, glorify all mean about the same. The Bible often uses five words when one would be enough.

Definitions of extol
  1. verb
    praise, glorify, or honor
    extol the virtues of one's children”
    synonyms: exalt, glorify, laud, proclaim
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    canonise, canonize
    treat as a sacred person
    exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
    crack up
    rhapsodize about
    praise by singing a hymn
    type of:
    express approval of
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