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laud  audio  (lôd) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
laud·ed, laud·ing, lauds
To give praise to; glorify. See Synonyms at praise.
NOUN:
  1. Praise; glorification.
  2. A hymn or song of praise.
  3. lauds also Lauds(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
    1. Ecclesiastical The service of prayers following the matins and constituting with them the first of the seven canonical hours.
    2. The time appointed for this service.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English lauden, from Old French lauder, from Latin laudre, from laus, laud-, praise

OTHER FORMS:
lauder(Noun)


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