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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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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.
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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.
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Each day extols a different virtue to respect and encourage in one's better half through faith in God, from Trust and Creativity to Multitasking, Hospitality, and Grace.
One popular song, recorded in an obscure dialect familiar only to Iraqis in the so-called Sunni Triangle, extols the guerrillas of Fallujah as "men of hard tasks.
Pinup boy Peter Johnson easily trounces raindrops on roses in Weber's scorecard of favorite things, a list that also extols late lesbian cabaret storm trooper Frances Faye, world explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, and queen fashionista Diana Vreeland.
Here on his family's farm in the Calamuchita Valley, Miguel Roca has constructed a small weekend house, a modern primitive hut that extols the immemorial relationship between humanity and nature.
She even extols their virtues in a whole chapter titled ``Sun Blessed Gardens of California.
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Just about everyone gets a song in this Mad Hatter of a musical, from the night cleaning staff at Jeanne's office to her army-enlisted brother, who extols the joys of military discipline on acoustic guitar.
Photo: (Color) Microsoft's Steve Ballmer extols the future of Windows at the PC Expo trade show in New York.
Campbell Mithun created a campaign that extols the great taste of our food while communicating the fun and unique play value of the toys featured in our promotional tie-ins.
Recently published research from two Florida State University economics professors challenges conventional wisdom that extols higher beer taxes as the silver bullet needed to reduce drunken-driving traffic fatalities.