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. {Flate}.] 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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.