To tout means to praise, boast, or brag about. If you like to tout your skill as a skier, you tell people you can go down expert-level hills.

Sometimes parents will get into bragging wars about their children, each touting the accomplishments of his or her child. Sometimes the word means more of "to claim." The company touted the lotion as a solution to wrinkles. Broccoli has been touted as the cancer-fighting vegetable. In England, a tout is a person who gives advice about gambling. If you're looking to play some money on the ponies, go see the tout who hangs out at Jackie’s bar for a tip.

Definitions of tout
  1. verb
    advertise in strongly positive terms
    “This product was touted as a revolutionary invention”
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    type of:
    judge, label, pronounce
    pronounce judgment on
  2. verb
    show off
    synonyms: blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, vaunt
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    speak in a blustering or scornful manner
    crow, gloat, triumph
    dwell on with satisfaction
    congratulate, preen
    pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
    type of:
    amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate
    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  3. noun
    someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
    synonyms: touter
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    type of:
    adman, advertiser, advertizer
    someone whose business is advertising
  4. noun
    one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
    synonyms: tipster
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    racetrack tout
    someone who offers advice about betting on horses (either to influence the odds or in the hope of sharing some of the winnings)
    type of:
    adviser, advisor, consultant
    an expert who gives advice
  5. noun
    someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
    synonyms: ticket tout
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    type of:
    someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
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