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rhapsodize over (someone or something)

To speak or write about someone or something with extravagant, unbridled enthusiasm. John won't stop rhapsodizing over the book he's reading at the moment. I nearly makes me not want to read it! Janet's previous employers rhapsodized over her in their reference letter, so I'm pretty confident we're making a good decision.
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rhapsodize over someone or something

to go on and on about the virtues of someone or something. Young Thomas likes to rhapsodize over Francine, his girlfriend. Please do not rhapsodize over this poem anymore.
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Luz's 1957 oil-on-masonite-board 'Venezia' rhapsodizes Venice, evoked through minimalist lines and shapes that would become the trademark of the artist.
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Even though the speaker continually rhapsodizes about decentralism and 'Third Wave' forms of flexible governance, his environmental vision is little more than top-down technocracy.
Adapting literary darling Feng Tang's 2005 novel "Everything Crows," which chronicles the sentimental education of a Beijing medical student, the film rhapsodizes about biology while meditating on mutability, and in contrast with the affected modesty of so much similar-looking mainland fare, its romantic sensibility is voluptuous to the core.
My friend GR rhapsodizes that he and his colleagues "are thrilled" that LBC Express, your old reliable substitute for the post office, has developed LBC 360 to lend its logistical support to businesses that are eager to move into new and broader markets.
Williams, an accomplished author and staff writer for The Guardian, rhapsodizes about Miles Davis's seminal jazz album Kind of Blue and explores the far-reaching influence of the album on 20th century music, musicians and music lovers.
Famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier is shooting the girls, and in Esther's one and only confessional of the episode (or in recent memory), she rhapsodizes about his holiness.
Artistic director Jacqueline Russell rhapsodizes about the chance to transform a room that recently held exhibits about King Tut and Darwin into a chandelier-adorned puppet theatre.
With its piano introduction, "Perfectly Flawed" starts out slow and gradually gains momentum, rising in a graceful arc as Shamaya rhapsodizes romantically about individuality.
In contrast, Airmet's "Two Nights / One Moon" rhapsodizes the effects of nature on two lovers:
Smith rhapsodizes about Teresa Weatherspoon: "Strong gusts of wind begin when cornrow-shaped clouds spin and form as T-Spoon steps on court to perform.
What's more, he even rhapsodizes about the car in contemporary American culture: "We are still passionate about the automobile.
A Dan Quayle strikes heroic postures against easy targets like Murphy Brown, without acknowledging that he is attacking a pure manifestation of the market that he rhapsodizes on other days.