Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of lauding; praise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of lauding; praise; high commendation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of lauding; praise; high commendation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of lauding or praising; praise; commendation; especially, high or unstinted praise.

Etymologies

Latin laudatiol; compare Old English taudation. See laud. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The remainder of the evening was spent in laudation of Clare Day, and in writing a letter to Herbert Greyson, at West Point, in which all these laudations were reiterated, and in the cause of which Traverse wrote these innocent words: I have known Clare Day scarcely twelve hours, and I admire her as much as I love you! and oh, Herbert!

    The Hidden Hand

  • "country dance," and sing improvised verses in laudation of the bride and bridegroom, or in reference to any noticeable person present, their sallies being received with shouts of applause.

    Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago

  • Yet such a course presents the serious objection of preventing an impartial judgment through the strong temptation to self-laudation, which is in itself the blinding of reason as well as the counteraction of all aspirations for a still higher good.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • His descriptions of Barack Obama, by contrast, consist of unalloyed laudation.

    An Englishman Lights Out

  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine puts out an annual list of the best corporate citizens; conversely it has just published a black list of companies that lack the requisite transparency for laudation.

    Rosalia Gitau: Nuhu Ribadu Returns to Nigeria: So what?

  • But, he said, the newspaper "in its self-laudation could hardly give credit to anyone outside of its staff."

    Russ Baker: The Ponzi-Pulitzer Scheme

  • His earnest manner suggested that he was about to deliver an obligatory Obama laudation.

    Stop the Music: Oscar Misses the Melody

  • Among writers in the North Ibsen began to hold very much the position that Whistler was taking among painters and etchers in this country, that is to say the abuse and ridicule of his works by a dwindling group of elderly conventional critics merely stung into more frenzied laudation an ever-widening circle of youthful admirers.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • “Surat (chapter) of Praise,” and the “Surat of repetition” (because twice revealed?) or thanksgiving, or laudation (Ai – Masáni) and by a host of other names for which see Mr. Rodwell who, however, should not write

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Socrates did, it is true, by his self-laudation draw down upon him the jealousy of the court and caused his judges all the more to record their votes against him.

    The Apology of Socrates

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