Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To eulogize.
  • intransitive v. To compose, deliver, or indulge in panegyrics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To praise someone or something, especially in an eloquent speech or in writing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To praise highly; to extol in a public speech; to write or deliver a panegyric upon; to eulogize.
  • intransitive v. To indulge in panegyrics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To praise highly; write or pronounce a panegyric or eulogy on.
  • To indulge in panegyric; bestow praises. Also spelled panegyrise.

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Examples

  • I had once overheard an enamelled queen of fashion declare, with much emotion, that their curate was indispensable to a high-class "at home," and even panegyrize his graceful transportation of cups of tea, however full.

    St. Cuthbert's

  • He was to compliment the mistress, and bribe the confessor, to panegyrize or supplicate, to laugh or weep, to accommodate himself to every caprice, to lull every suspicion, to treasure every hint, to be everything, to observe everything, to endure everything.

    Machiavelli

  • It is the golden era of Roman history, praised by Gibbon and admired by all historians, during which the eyes of contemporaries saw nothing but to panegyrize.

    Ancient States and Empires

  • When all voices were united to panegyrize her beauty -- when I knew, that the powers of her wit -- the charms of her conversation -- the accurate judgment, united to the sparkling imagination, were even more remarkable characteristics of her mind, than loveliness of her person, I could not but feel my ambition, as well as my tenderness, excited; I dwelt with

    Pelham — Complete

  • Martinia to panegyrize the tails of eminent monkeys, as it is with us to eulogize the beauty of women.

    Niels Klim's journey under the ground being a narrative of his wonderful descent to the subterranean lands; together with an account of the sensible animals and trees inhabiting the planet Nazar and the firmament.

  • When all voices were united to panegyrize her beauty -- when I knew, that the powers of her wit -- the charms of her conversation -- the accurate judgment, united to the sparkling imagination, were even more remarkable characteristics of her mind, than loveliness of her person, I could not but feel my ambition, as well as my tenderness, excited; I dwelt with a double intensity on my choice, and with a tenfold bitterness on the obstacles which forbade me to indulge it.

    Pelham — Volume 06

  • "He makes mountains out of millstones, and would panegyrize the most commonplace of men if he happened to take a fancy to him.

    Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces

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