hail (someone) as (something)(redirected from hail him as)
hail (someone) as (something)
To laud or compliment someone for being something. I would definitely hail Jenny as a leader in our department, especially after seeing how she handled that emergency situation.
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hail someone as something
to praise someone for being something. The active members hailed him as fraternity brother of the year. Sally was hailed as an effective leader.
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To praise someone for being something: The veterans were hailed as heroes when they marched in the parade.
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