tout as

tout someone or something as something

to present someone or something as a beneficial type of person or something. Joel touted his candidate as the best of all. Ann touted her medicine as a cure-all.
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tout as

v.
To promote or praise someone or something by comparing them to some ideal: The press is touting the young basketball player as the next Michael Jordan.
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Tout got a huge boost this week when Presidential candidate Mitt Romney Touted from the campaign trail, and joined RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Joanna Rees, all of whom have been using Tout as a smart way to engage voters through social media.
Anyone wishing to attend a GAA match should always avoid purchasing from a tout as the GAA will not honour any ticket identified as being sold by a tout.
Google's Former Head of Marketing Scott Epstein Joins Tout as Chief Marketing Officer
Scott began working with Tout as an advisor and immediately saw the product's huge potential.
Shaq will be using Tout as his own personal media network, updating his Twitter followers and his Facebook fans directly with new and exciting developments in his life following his retirement from the NBA.