extoll the virtues of (someone or something)

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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
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Moreover, she also pointed out that the youth are the most susceptible to extreme ideologies, adding that it is imperative to extoll the virtues of temperate thought.