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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Wilkes was eulogized as a caring, helpful man and a good father.
▪ During the reception, which was followed by dinner and a dance, she was eulogized by local dignitaries.
▪ Lulu appeared before royalty and was eulogized in Punch.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Eulogize \Eu"lo*gize\v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eulogized. (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Eulogizing.] To speak or write in commendation of (another); to extol in speech or writing; to praise.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1753, from eulogy + -ize. Related: Eulogized; eulogizing.


alt. (context transitive English) To praise, celebrate or pay homage to (someone), especially in an eloquent formal eulogy. vb. (context transitive English) To praise, celebrate or pay homage to (someone), especially in an eloquent formal eulogy.


v. praise formally and eloquently; "The dead woman was eulogized at the funeral" [syn: eulogise]

Usage examples of "eulogize".

Rather, I eulogize the primal tribal societies for entirely different reasons: we are all the sons and daughters of tribes.

And so of course he must eulogize alchemy, astrology, primitive participation, etc.

We had a candidate whose personal character and principles he had already described, whom he could not eulogize if he would.

I saw Pat Malone, so perhaps the person who has died is not, in the emotional sense, the man that I knew, but, for the annals of fandom, wherein lies his best hope to be remembered, it falls to my lot to eulogize Pat Malone.

To eulogize Phil properly, recall from the post-apocalyptic junkyard a menagerie of maimed automata -- ersatz sheep, a robot German shepherd, a haggish simulacrum of Secretariat -- and a crew of pertinacious little people, from Lumky to Isidore to Tagomi, then set them singing until they entropically abort.

And the baronet proceeded to eulogize his own good-nature, by which it is just necessary to remark that one miscreant had been saved for a few years from transportation, in order to rob and murder ad libitum, and, having fulfilled the office of a common pest, to suffer on the gallows at last.

The bourgeoisie, which for decades had exalted and eulogized tyrannicide, now was filled with terrible rage.

I was inexpressibly jealous of this Barnard, whom her father often eulogized, and whom I never met.

Stilted verse, deathlessly chiseled, eulogized the departees -- vanity plates in suburbia for the lifeless.

As I read newspaper articles eulogizing Poe with bitter voices, my desire to protect his name only grew.

For example, many theorists, looking with justifiable alarm at the repressions and alienations that often accompanied the Machine Age, maintain that we should never have gone past farming, and there then follows a lovely and wonderful eulogizing of the glories of the "non-mechanized" and "nondehumanizing" agrarian societies, where few humans were alienated from the products of their own labor and the "Great Mother" ruled in peaceful and holistic happiness.

And while the abilities of the nine-hundredth abridger of the History of England, or of the man who collects and publishes in a volume some dozen lines of Milton, Pope, and Prior, with a paper from the Spectator, and a chapter from Sterne, are eulogized by a thousand pens -- there seems almost a general wish of decrying the capacity and undervaluing the labour of the novelist, and of slighting the performances which have only genius, wit, and taste to recommend them.

Power over nature came into consciousness as a scarce resource [which conflicts sharply with the eulogized accounts of this stage].

First stop on the Way Back was the medieval age, which was eulogized by many Romantics (then and now) as an "organically seamless society"

The primitives had it right, and everything else has been downhill, at which point, in all such accounts, the laws of evolution so eulogized up to that point are simply suspended and replaced with the author's favored ideology about how the world should have unfolded.