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panegyrize (third-person singular simple present panegyrizes, present participle panegyrizing, simple past and past participle panegyrized)

  1. (transitive) To praise, especially in an eloquent speech or in writing.
    • 1856 June 14, “Head and Tail”, in The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, and Art, volume 2, number 33, London: John W. Parker and Son, page 142:
      Whenever a public question comes to such a crisis that the opportunities for individual intervention are reduced to the smallest possible compass, Mr. Roebuck is sure to step in with a formula, summing up the case with indignant brevity, censuring somebody, or panegyrizing somebody.

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