laud

“Lod” (Rhymes with ‘log’) | /lɔd/

v – Praise or glorification. A hymn of praise.

“The upper management decided to laud her outstanding contributions to the project.”

 

Borrowed from Old French lauder, from Latin laudō, laudāre, from laus (“praise, glory, fame, renown”), from echoic Proto-Indo-European root *leh₁wdʰ- (“song, sound”).