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.
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Deborah Koons Garcia's "Symphony of the Soil" is the latest in a long line of documentaries extolling the virtues of organic farming over the nefarious legacy of industrial food production--one of which, "The Future of Food," was also helmed by the director.
I could fill this page extolling the virtues of the Mini, which will be written in the history books as one of the outstanding cars of our age, but that is not the point of my letter.
Extolling the virtues of several past mentors, including the legendary Ed Gordon and Phil Reiss, the then managing partner of Davis & Gilbert who advised, "Clients are made at lunch, friends are made at dinner.
7 What was Telly Savalas's full christian name* 8 Who hosted the 'clunk-click every trip' series of adverts extolling the virtues of using a car seatbelt in the days before wearing one was a legal requirement?
We are always extolling the virtues of Liverpool and what it has to offer, but Birmingham just blew us away.
I''VE just received a leaflet extolling the virtues of Joe Anderson and urging me to vote for him as mayor.
Extolling the virtues of things their mothers do with great aplomb the protagonists, koala and possum make mud cakes, a modern masterpiece for mum
SIR - With all the talk of Scottish Independence, it has been rather amusing to note the variety of contributions in the Western Mail, from proud, patriotic Welsh fervour and advocating independence on the one hand, to somewhat cringe-worthy epistles extolling the virtues of the present clinging dependency of Wales, on the other.
I was pleased to see the letter extolling the virtues of Evensong and the excellent BBC weekly broadcasts.
I AM constantly amazed at the sheer cheek of David Kirwan (Daily Post Letters, April 9) and his pomposity in extolling the virtues of his position as an independent councillor.
McDonnell, creator of the comic strip "Mutts," created a week's worth of strips -- the first of which runs Monday -- extolling the virtues of shelter adoptions.
ASHOK Kumar MP has written three letters recently in similar vein, extolling the virtues of his party in regard to: winter/fuel prices/fuel bills/the elderly/loft insulation/cavity wall insulation/double glazing/grants, etc.
But isn't this the same Tony Parsons who just two weeks ago was extolling the virtues of capital punishment?
AN old-fashioned Disney yarn extolling the virtues of the family unit.
Each clip features six actors extolling the virtues of stainless steel recycling in Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Russian and English.