Commend (v.): to praise for being worthy of notice.

Synonyms: compliment, congradulate

Example Sentence: In the Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman was never commended for his heroic actions.

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Extol (v.): to praise enthusiastically.

Synonyms: praise, acclaim

Example Sentence: The people of Russia seem to extol Vladimir Putin for his advertised strength and intelligence.

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Tout (v.): to talk about something or someone as being very good, effective, skillful, etc.

Synonyms: laud, praise

Example Sentence: Now that Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao, even more people will tout his perfect record.

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