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extol (someone or something) as (something)

To highlight and praise the positive aspects of someone or something. After he made that sizable donation, we extolled him as the savior of the program.
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extol someone or something as something

to praise someone or something as something. We extolled her as a heroine. The salesman extolled the medicine as a cure-all.
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praise someone or something to the skies

Fig. to give someone or something much praise. He wasn't very good, but his friends praised him to the skies. They liked your pie. Everyone praised it to the skies.
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praise to the skies

Commend lavishly or excessively, as in The critics praised the new soprano to the skies. This expression, alluding to lofty praise, was in the 1600s put as extol to the skies but acquired its present form in the early 1800s. Also see sing one's praises.
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Here on his family's farm in the Calamuchita Valley, Miguel Roca has constructed a small weekend house, a modern primitive hut that extols the immemorial relationship between humanity and nature.
Too often, LATIN TRADE extols, for example, the benefits of developing the lumber industry in Chile, but fails to assess the environmental impact on animals, plants, forests, fish, air, water, and, ultimately, people.
Just about everyone gets a song in this Mad Hatter of a musical, from the night cleaning staff at Jeanne's office to her army-enlisted brother, who extols the joys of military discipline on acoustic guitar.
Throughout the book, she extols the curative powers of love.
Between other figures, a dove--of peace or of the Holy Spirit--brings to this exaltation of sexuality a dimension that is, so to speak, metaphysical, in which Jacquet's syncretism extols (as in Tantric doctrine) accession to spirituality through sexual practice.
Campbell Mithun created a campaign that extols the great taste of our food while communicating the fun and unique play value of the toys featured in our promotional tie-ins.
Each day extols a different virtue to respect and encourage in one's better half through faith in God, from Trust and Creativity to Multitasking, Hospitality, and Grace.
Photo: (Color) Microsoft's Steve Ballmer extols the future of Windows at the PC Expo trade show in New York.
Recently published research from two Florida State University economics professors challenges conventional wisdom that extols higher beer taxes as the silver bullet needed to reduce drunken-driving traffic fatalities.