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 for extol
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Extol \Ex*tol"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extolled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Extolling.] [L. extollere; ex out + tollere to lift, take
     up, or raise: cf. OF. extoller. See Tollerate, and cf.
     1. To place on high; to lift up; to elevate. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Who extolled you in the half-crown boxes,
              Where you might sit and muster all the beauties.
                                                    --Beau. & Fl.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify;
        as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person.
        [1913 Webster]
              Wherein have I so deserved of you,
              That you extol me thus?               --Shak.
     Syn: To praise; applaud; commend; magnify; celebrate; laud;
          glorify. See Praise.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's
           children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud,
           extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "extol":
     acclaim, adulate, apotheosize, applaud, belaud, bepraise, bless,
     bless the Lord, blow up, boast of, brag about, celebrate, cheer,
     commend, compliment, congratulate, cry up, deify, doxologize,
     elevate, emblazon, eulogize, exalt, flatter, glorify,
     glorify the Lord, hero-worship, honor, hymn, idolize, laud,
     lionize, magnify, make much of, overpraise, panegyrize,
     pay tribute, porter aux nues, praise, praise God, puff, puff up,
     salute, sing praises, trumpet, uplift

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