What does extol mean?

Definitions for extolɪkˈstoʊl, -ˈstɒl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word extol.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim(verb)

    praise, glorify, or honor

    "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"


  1. extol(Verb)

    to praise; to make high

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extol(verb)

    to place on high; to lift up; to elevate

  2. Extol(verb)

    to elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify; as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person


  1. Extol

    Extol are a Christian progressive extreme metal band from Bekkestua, Norway that was formed in 1993. In 2007, they announced they were splitting-up to work on separate projects, however in 2012, they announced a reformation featuring the core original members. The band is known for playing a variety of different styles of metal which include progressive death metal, melodic death metal and thrash metal. It is mainly described as a progressive / melodic death metal band, having gained popularity primarily through its earlier works in that genre. Over the course of their career, the band has released four studio albums and two EPs. The band are noted for their precise, technical musicianship. The fourth album, The Blueprint Dives, received a Spellemannsprisen nomination for Best Metal Album of 2005. Extol has toured the US and Europe several times with such bands as Mastodon, God Forbid and Opeth. Collectively, Extol has sold over 500,000 CDs worldwide. The last line-up before the hiatus included vocalist Peter Espevoll, guitarists Tor Magne Glidje and Ole Halvard Sveen, drummer David Husvik, and bass player John Robert Mjåland. Notable original guitarists were Ole Børud and Christer Espevoll, who contributed significantly to the band's virtuosic songwriting. After reforming the 2012, the band consists of Peter Espevoll, Husvik, and Børud. All the band members share the Christian faith, which is apparent in their lyrics and themes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extol

    eks-tol′, v.t. to magnify: to praise:—pr.p. extolling; pa.p. extolled′.n. Extol′ment, the act of extolling: the state of being extolled. [L. extollĕreex, up, tollĕre, to lift or raise.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extol in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Smith Jr.:

    The man who willeth to do well... we should extol his virtues and speak not of his faults behind his back.

  2. Mewa Ramgobin:

    For us in South Africa, we have a kind of responsibility not to extol the virtues of Gandhi, but to find out whether we can use those values to transform our country.

Images & Illustrations of extol

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