Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Early 15th century; Latin

from Latin extollere, from ex- ‘out, upward’ + tollere ‘raise’

Synonyms

  • acclaim
  • applaud
  • celebrate

Antonyms

  • blame
  • condemn

Definition

to praise highly; laud; eulogize

Example

The valedictorian used part of her graduation speech to extol her parents for the support they gave her throughout college.

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