Definitions

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  • v. To load with praise; praise greatly; extol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To laud or praise greatly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To load with praise; laud highly.

Etymologies

From be- +‎ laud. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How shall the perplexed navigator steer his course when monitors in office accuse him on the one hand of lax precision throughout, and belaud him on the other for careful observance of detail?

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Celebrities from the Trans-Caucasus will belaud Roman celebrities

    Poems 1918-21

  • The time has now surely come when, if our civilization is to make any fight at all against the new "red ruin and breaking up of laws," we must cease to belaud our slack-minded, latter-day "literature of rebellion" for its cleverness in making scraps of paper out of the plain laws of right and wrong.

    The New Morning Poems

  • Their birds belaud me, lightly, from their boughs.

    Watchers of the Sky

  • I cannot understand those folk who sniff at the English music-hall and belaud the Parisian shows.

    Nights in London

  • And having read them and discovered first, that it was the custom of my contemporaries to belaud themselves in this prolegomenaical ritual

    The Path to Rome

  • His only regret was that the wine was not better, and he would belaud the wines of the Rhine.

    Jean-Christophe Journey's End

  • Buddhism and made it practically the state religion: a few others were definitely hostile either from conviction or political circumstances, but probably most sovereigns regarded it as the average British official regards education, as something that one can't help having, that one must belaud on certain public occasions, that may now and then be useful, but still emphatically something to be kept within limits.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • This is not to belaud the present system, any more than it is optimistic to say this is the best of all possible worlds.

    Without Prejudice

  • The patients, every one of them as though they were in a conspiracy, first belaud her for their miraculous cure, go into raptures over her medical skill, and abuse allopath doctors, then when she is flushed with excitement, begin holding forth on their needs.

    The Schoolmaster

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  • (v.t.) to ridicule by excessive praise

    July 1, 2009