Extol Definition

ekstōl, ekstäl; ikstōl, ikstäl
extolled, extolling, extolls, extols
extolled, extolling, extols
To praise highly; laud.
Webster's New World

Origin of Extol

  • Middle English extollen from Latin extollere to lift up, praise ex- up from ex– tollere to lift telə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin extollō ("elevate, raise high"); ultimately based on the Proto-Indo-European root *tel-, *tol- (“to bear, carry”).

    From Wiktionary

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