Definition of eulogize in US English:


(British eulogise)


[with object]
  • Praise highly in speech or writing.

    ‘a plaque that eulogizes the workers’
    ‘contemporaries eulogized him as a great US senator’
    • ‘Even though nightclubs and rock shows are notoriously wicked places, those who died will be eulogized as being ‘good’ people who did not deserve to die.’
    • ‘In tributes and memorial speeches Paul has been eulogized by political friends and foes as honest, principled, and unpretentious.’
    • ‘I get too emotional if I'm speaking, eulogizing somebody I loved.’
    • ‘His gang leader, whose only genuine motivation in the film seems to be revenge for his murdered father, is heard at the close eulogizing the street gangs and lamenting that ‘No one will even know we were here.’’
    • ‘A common link is that they played in the capital and couldn't tackle but the press eulogised them as flair players.’
    • ‘And this is a man that was eulogized across the world.’
    • ‘He admires and eulogizes them because they all have good hearts.’
    • ‘And though his essays never made it to popular publications, mainstream newspapers and web sites have eulogized him.’
    • ‘After singing and hearing many songs eulogizing him and his thought, these interviewees were convinced that he was the dearest, the wisest, and the greatest.’
    • ‘A few writers got together and eulogized the front man.’
    • ‘I took a crack at it, describing my favorite scene while eulogizing him last year.’
    • ‘The lost man, a senator from Georgia so esteemed that colleagues cried when eulogizing him on the Senate floor.’
    • ‘Our joys and heartbreaks are permanently eulogized in each CD each year.’
    • ‘There were many speeches made eulogising Mattie who was such a popular TD and such a lovely man.’
    • ‘Last night, I spent about an hour eulogizing the wonder of the internet to someone whom, I think, is probably not that convinced about it.’
    • ‘The rabbi once again mumbled some Hebrew, and some Aramaic, prayers, again explaining precisely nothing to the mourners, and again not eulogizing the deceased.’
    • ‘My point is that some people spend their entire lives breaking down traditional morality and then when they die they are eulogized as if they did as much for the world as Mother Theresa.’
    • ‘The opening track unfurls at a crawl, like a narcotizing drip of slow realization, as he eulogizes the rock aspirations of his younger self, and it's unclear whether he's damning music or his belief in it.’
    • ‘Still, when Thoreau died in 1862, Emerson eulogized him as a failure, albeit beloved: ‘He seemed born for greatness and I cannot help counting it a fault in him that he had no ambition.’’
    • ‘As true sycophants, we sing odes eulogizing rulers, while creative literary minds, great artists are simply ignored.’
    praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about, go into raptures over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, rhapsodize about, rhapsodize over, rave about, rave over, enthuse about, enthuse over, gush about, gush over, throw bouquets at, express delight over, acclaim, extol
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