Laud is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of laud, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - praise, glorify, or honor
EXAMPLES - Laud in a Sentence
- Businessmen and politicians will laud this success. (source)
- Do you think future generations will laud us for bequeathing them such adebt? (source)
- Do you think future generations will laud us for bequeathing them such a debt? (source)
- We also laud those who can admit when they errantly stole someone else's stone. (source)
- Maine state Rep. Paul Davis got things brewing with a bill to laud the whoopie pie. (source)
- Some people around college football laud Boise for their trick plays and derring-do. (source)
- "TIME," they laud him for his creative leadership, kept us from going over the brink. (source)
- (Actually enjoyed his writings and laud his split-reconciled affinities.) rachel (Quote) (source)
- People -- inside and outside the classroom -- frequently laud the benefits of Internet research. (source)
- Razzies 'laud' 'Transformers' and Bullock photo: Public Domain/Petty Officer 1st Class Mark O'Donald (source)
- Poured hot oil an 'laud'num into it, an' kept a hot brick rolled up in flannel against it, but didn't do no good. (source)
- When you refuse to laud your own successes, it is no wonder when the public doesn't give you much credit for them. (source)
- Only a minority of Muslims even laud the few who do practice jihadi violence, characterized by the suicide bombing. (source)
- In this country, we value, emulate and even laud sleep loss in the pursuit of achievement, accolade and advancement. (source)
- As we laud and empower minority cultures for their vibrancy, when do we (or they) get to point out their shortcomings? (source)
- No agency or association should ever again laud workplaces that are lax on meeting process safety management standards. (source)
- Some laud the mayor for wanting to help improve education, but others think he ran roughshod over some simple shopkeepers. (source)
- This form, as we shall see, was the immediate outgrowth of the "laud," but one of its ancestors was the open-air performances. (source)
- Now we'd probably laud Linus for being eco-conscious, getting back to nature and showing his support for the local food movement. (source)
- These leading executives laud many longstanding economic strengths of the U.S., such as its large and competitive domestic market. (source)
- I get angry when people (with no firsthand knowledge of the way real Cubans have to live) laud the current Cuban health-care system. (source)
- They have plenty of opportunities to laud their libations this time of year during every telecast of major league baseball and the NFL. (source)
- And who better to critique/review/laud/examine the artist-formerly-known-as Uncle Jesse and his glorious debut than me, the other Stamos. (source)
- And the already souring nature of our politics could easily degenerate into a populist search for scapegoats to blame and demagogues to laud. (source)
- But it's an especially strange line of attack for Steele -- formerly Maryland's first black lieutenant governor -- who used to laud Marshall as a hero. (source)
- Journalists can praise the troops and laud presidential appointees and root for the government to succeed against terrorists, recessions and oil spills. (source)
- At a council hearing last month, some of those who have helped press the lawsuit lined up to laud Schindler and endorse his continued leadership of DYRS. (source)
- After having sent one of M'laud's juniors up the hill with his tail on fire, the Senior Healer had evidently decided to teach his juniors about kestra-chern directly. (source)
- If what we as a society generally laud is the end result of ambition, the movie is fascinating for laying bare the ugly and insecure process to such a polished end product. (source)
- Most reviewers laud it for the beautiful, sharp pictures it takes as well as bells and whistles like image stabilization, face recognition, a wide-angle lens, and 10 megapixels. (source)
- Army, Luis Lopez served in Iraq and Afghanistan, won medals and had a commander laud his service as a "critical part of the success of his unit fighting the global war on terrorism." (source)
- -- "It's easy to throw brickbats at the city's juvenile justice system," Harry Jaffe writes in the Examiner, knowingly, but he goes on to laud the 11 kids who earned high school degrees at the New Beginnings center. (source)
- At a bill-signing event Tuesday, he is set to laud passage of higher-education legislation that was approved despite Republican objections through a parliamentary maneuver that neutralized the party's filibuster threat. (source)
- The Dems are ready to embrace Kagan's brilliance and accomplishments and maybe laud the fact that she will bring a fresh perspective to the court, since she comes from "outside the judicial" monastery, because she's never been a judge. (source)
- You laud Iowa pork chops "thick as a cylinder of filet mignon, but broader by a factor of four," and you note that the huevos rancheros at Hell's Kitchen in Minneapolis is "a dish so formidable that you might want to consider a trowel rather than a fork as the suitable eating tool." (source)
- Unable to unpack her exact message, critics laud her flashy stage show as avant-garde, dub her the most important innovator in rock music in 20 years, and claim she is presenting us with a kind of cultural meta-critique that must be respected, however much it appears to defy definition. (source)
- Before any of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities laud Malcolm X as our new gay icon or castigate him for being a black heterosexist nationalist on the "down low," we might need to closely examine the recent revelation that for a period in his life Malcolm X engaged in same-sex relationships. (source)
- Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and other Democrats mostly laud O'Malley, saying his relentless hard work helped bring the factions of the majority party together quickly to pass the package of tax increases and put a slots referendum on the ballot that allowed Maryland to keep its budget balanced during the ensuing downturn. (source)
- Colby goes on to rip Tommy Wells, give Kelvin Robinson some press, and laud a probe of the juvenile justice system launched by David Catania -- who, he writes, "knows what Fenty seems not to have learned: What's needed is targeted mental health intervention and professional therapeutic treatment -- the kind that troubled middle-class youths get -- and increased accountability for parents and guardians." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "laud" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 26 synonyms for laud.
admire, adore, approve, bless, boost, build up, celebrate, commend, compliment, cry up, eulogize, extol, flatter, glorify, hand it to, honor, hymn, magnify, panegyrize, pat on the back, revere, reverence, sing the praises of, stroke, venerate, worship
We have 14 antonyms for laud.
abhor, blame, castigate, censure, condemn, criticize, decrease, denounce, despise, detest, disallow, disapprove, hate, refuse
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of laud from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To give praise to; glorify. See Synonyms at praise.
- (noun) Praise; glorification.
- (noun) A hymn or song of praise.
- (noun) Ecclesiastical The service of prayers following the matins and constituting with them the first of the seven canonical hours.
- (noun) The time appointed for this service.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) praise or glorification
- (noun) hymn of praise
- (noun) a prayer service following matins
- (verb) to praise, to glorify
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) High commendation; praise; honor; exaltation; glory.
- (noun) A part of divine worship, consisting chiefly of praise; -- usually in the pl.
- (noun) Music or singing in honor of any one.
- (verb-intransitive) To praise in words alone, or with words and singing; to celebrate; to extol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Praise; commendation; honorable mention.
- (noun) That part of divine worship which consists in praise.
- (noun) Music or a song in praise or honor of any one.
- (noun) plural In the Roman Catholic Church, and in the Anglican Ch. as a monastic or devotional office, a religious service, forming, in combination with matins, the first of the seven canonical hours: so called from the reiterated ascriptions of praise to God in the last of the psalms (cxlviii., cxlix., cl.) which it contains. The usage in the Greek church is similar. See canonical hours, under canonical.
- (None) To praise in words; speak or sing in praise of; especially, to extol or praise highly: as, to laud one to the skies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) praise, glorify, or honor