Definition of extollo
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LNS
extollō, extollere, -, -
ex, tollo
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to lift out or up, to raise up, elevate
  2. to erect
  3. to build
  4. to raise, elevate, exalt
  5. To adorn, deck, beautify
  6. To put off, defer
Abbreviations
ex-tollo, ere (pluperf. exsustulissent, Sen. Contr. 1, 6, 4), v. a., to lift out or up, to raise up, elevate (class.; esp. freq. in the trop. sense). Lit. In gen.: (venti) fluctus extollere certant, Enn. ap. Macr. S. 6, 2 (Ann. v. 425 ed. Vahl.): me in abietem, Att. ap. Non. 467, 19 (Rib. Trag. Rel. p. 188): onera in jumenta, Varr. R. R. 2, 10, 3: alte cruentum pugionem, Cic. Phil. 2, 12, 28: lumbos surgite atque extollite, Plaut. Ep. grex 2: neve tu umquam in gremium extollas liberorum ex te genus, Enn. ap. Cic. Or. 46, 155 (Trag. v. 347 ed. Vahl.).

— Absol.: quae sit scientia atque ars agricolarum quae circumcidat, amputet, erigat, extollat, adminiculetur, Cic. Fin. 5, 14, 39.

— In partic., to erect a building (anteand post-class.); without acc., to build, Dig. 8, 5, 5.

—So trop.: parentes fabri liberūm sunt, ei fundamentum supstruont liberorum, extollunt, etc., Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 41.

— Trop., to raise, elevate, exalt: ubi illa antiqua libertas, quae extollere jam caput debebat? Cic. Planc. 13, 33: fortunam (opp. deprimere), id. Pis. 18, 41 (v. deprimo): inferiores (opp. summittere se), id. Lael. 20, 72: aliquem ad caelum, to extol, id. Fam. 12, 25, 7: aliquem supra ceteros, Tac. A. 6, 8: summam famam sibi, Enn. ap. Isid. Differ. 218 (Trag. v. 28 ed. Vahl.): adolescentium animos praematuris honoribus ad superbiam, Tac. A. 4, 17: ne paterna nobilitas nepoti animos extolleret, Just. 1, 4, 4; Sen. de Ira, 1, 7: meritum alicujus verbis, Cic. Planc. 40, 95: nostram causam laudando, Auct. Her. 1, 5 fin.: aliquid in majus, Liv. 28, 31; Plin. Ep. 3, 11, 1: an mavis virtuperarier falso quam vero extolli? Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 21: Hannibalis fortunam, to praise, Liv. 23, 43, 10: hostem verbis, id. 22, 25, 12: orationem amplificationibus, Quint. 12, 10, 62; cf.: humilia (stilo), id. 10, 4, 1: animos, Cic. Part. Or. 23, 81; Luc. 8, 345: animus remissione sic urgetur, ut se nequeat extollere, Cic. Tusc. 3, 23, 54: se supra modum, Quint. 11, 1, 16: vocem, to begin to speak, Vulg. Luc. 11, 27.

— To adorn, deck, beautify: (hortos) a Lucullo coeptos insigni magnificentia extollebat, Tac. A. 11, 1: Baiarum suarum piscinas, id. ib. 13, 21.

— To put off, defer (only anteclass.): res serias ex hoc die in alium diem, Plaut. Poen. 2, 52: hoc malum in diem, id. Mil. 3, 2, 47: nuptias hodie, Caecil. ap. Non. 297, 28.
 
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