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Related to extoll: fill up, detract, persevering, undertake, perpetuating, consists

extoll the virtues of (someone or something)

To highlight and praise the positive aspects of someone or something. My mother is always extolling the virtues of meditation, but it just doesn't do anything for me.
See also: extoll, of, virtue

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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Toronto -- The media continue to extoll and lionize politically correct--but morally bankrupt--public figures, most prominent among them the ever-ubiquitous Stephen Lewis.
Cleanness not only extolls heterosexual love-making not aimed at reproduction, it characterizes its celebration of loveplay as emanating from the Creator.
In an attempt to forestall criticism, More's preface extolls her virtues, while simultaneously admitting the notebook's lack of philosophical cohesion: "Thou art to understand, that they are only Writings abruptly and scatterdly, I may add also obscurely, written in a Paper Book, with a Black-lead Pen, towards the latter end of her long and tedious Pains, and Sickness; which She never had Opportunity to revise, correct or perfect" (3).