What does the word extol mean?

Usage examples for extol

  1. In writing what is to be found in these pages, the author has made no effort to draw upon the imagination, nor to gratify the wishes of those whose chief ambition is to magnify the faults and deficiencies in some and to extol the good and commendable traits and qualities in others. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  2. You should extol him, Signor Castenelli, it is the fashion with us to welcome him, his note- book and his gold. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  3. Such a colossal nature in every way,- with all that breadth and scope of faculty which women want- magnanimous, and loving the truth and loving the people- and with that 'hate of hate' too, which you extol- so eloquent, and yet earnest as if she were dumb- so full of a living sense of beauty, and of noble blind instincts towards an ideal purity- and so proving a right even in her wrong. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett