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to praise excessively.
Historical Examples

I cannot understand those folk who sniff at the English music-hall and belaud the Parisian shows.
Nights in London Thomas Burke

As may be imagined, I defended peace in the one, and did my best to belaud his Excellency in the other.
The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first Count Carlo Gozzi

Yet writers abuse the fierce and vicious eagle, while they belaud the gentle and good robin.
Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar


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