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extol (someone or something) as (something)

To highlight and praise the positive aspects of someone or something by depicting it or them as having a certain quality or fulfilling a certain role. After he made that sizable donation, we extolled him as the savior of the program.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: praise, skies, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: praise, skies, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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From left, Alisha Charlton, 11, head girl; Julie Deville, CEO of Extol Trust; Jack Gettins, 11, head boy; Ava Keerie, 6; Coun Phil Tye; Sarah Mincher, deputy headteacher; Emma Robins, headteacher; Joshua Richmond, 6
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C.Benson are, correctly,as follows: ``Land of Hope and Glory,Mother of the Free,How shall we extol thee,Who are born of thee?
"While people extol Canada's health system, few realise that private health care is now illegal in Canada and the public system is collapsing under the weight of its own bureaucracy."
He then goes on to extol what he really likes about Jesus.
In short, the censorship our conservative commissars sorely desire and soaringly extol has long been with us - and has long been used to suppress their own views.
Whenever I hear a coach extol the short passing game that focuses on possession and individual skill or whenever I hear a great coach like Anson Dorrance say that "attacking at all costs is the way the game should be played," I want to ask:
Vancouverites are always ready to extol the virtues of their home--its gentle climate and its wealth of recreational options: You can ski, you can sunbathe, you can take a walk on the seawall around Stanley Park, or you can simply enjoy the breathtaking views from any number of spots in and around the city.
Extol demonstrated three Infrastake IR heat-staking systems: a standard single-head unit, a single-head unit with rotary parts-handling table, and a multi-head unit for high-speed assembly of parts with numerous, predictably located fastening points.