from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To praise highly; exalt. See Synonyms at praise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to praise; to make high
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To place on high; to lift up; to elevate.
- transitive v. To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To raise aloft; set on high; elevate.
- To speak in laudatory terms of; praise strongly; eulogize: as, to extol the virtues or the exploits of a person.
- Synonyms Applaud, etc. (see praise, v.); laud, commend, celebrate, glorify, exalt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. praise, glorify, or honor
Middle English extollen, from Latin extollere, to lift up, praise : ex-, up from; see ex- + tollere, to lift; see telə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin extollere - "to elevate, raise high"; ultimately based on the P.I.E. root "*tel-", "*tol-" - "to bear, carry". (Wiktionary)