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Lewis : extollo

extollo, extollo, ĕre (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.