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

 

extol

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstoʊl//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they extol
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstoʊl//
 
he / she / it extols
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstəʊlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstoʊlz//
 
past simple extolled
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstoʊld//
 
past participle extolled
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstoʊld//
 
-ing form extolling
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstəʊlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstoʊlɪŋ//
 
 
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to praise somebody/something very much extol somebody/something Doctors often extol the virtues of eating less fat. extol somebody/something as something She was extolled as a genius. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin extollere, from ex- ‘out, upward’ + tollere ‘raise’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: extol