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English definition of “hail”

hail

verb [T] (PRAISE)   /heɪl/
to publicly praise or show approval for a person or an achievement: Heppner has been hailed as one of the finest tenors in the operatic world today.
(Definition of hail verb (PRAISE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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