hail as

hail someone as something

to praise someone for being something. The active members hailed him as fraternity brother of the year. Sally was hailed as an effective leader.
See also: hail

hail as

v.
To praise someone for being something: The veterans were hailed as heroes when they marched in the parade.
See also: hail
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Blair and other cities were pounded by large hail as wave after wave of powerful thunderstorms moved through the midwest.
Vehicles struggle to navigate down Grant Street south of downtown Denver through heavy rains and hail as a severe thunderstorm sweeps over the metropolitan area June 25, 2015.
According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) hail as small as a pea can cause property damage.