Definition of laud verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

laud

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//lɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lɔːd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they laud
BrE BrE//lɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lɔːd//
 
he / she / it lauds
BrE BrE//lɔːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//lɔːdz//
 
past simple lauded
BrE BrE//ˈlɔːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːdɪd//
 
past participle lauded
BrE BrE//ˈlɔːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːdɪd//
 
-ing form lauding
BrE BrE//ˈlɔːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɔːdɪŋ//
 
 
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laud somebody/something (formal) to praise somebody/something He was lauded for his courage. Word Origin late Middle English: the noun from Old French laude, the verb from Latin laudare, both from Latin laus, laud- ‘praise’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: laud