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From Latin extollere, present active infinitive of extollō.


  • IPA(key): /esˈtɔ
  • Stress: estòllere
  • Hyphenation: e‧stol‧le‧re
  • Rhymes: -ɔllere


estollere (literary)

  1. (transitive) to raise, lift
    Synonyms: alzare, innalzare
    • 1835, Giacomo Leopardi, “La ginestra, o il fiore del deserto [The Broom, or The Desert's Flower]”, in Canti[1], Bari: Einaudi, published 1917, page 131:
      fuggitivo, appelli ¶ vil chi lui segue, e solo ¶ magnanimo colui ¶ che sé schernendo o gli altri, astuto o folle, ¶ fin sopra gli astri il mortal grado estolle.
      in flight, you call him who pursues it vile, and only him great of heart who, foolishly or cunningly mocking himself or others, raises our human state above the stars.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to extol, exalt, praise
    Synonyms: celebrare, esaltare


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  • estollere in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana