Meaning of “hail sb/sth as sth” in the English Dictionary

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"hail sb/sth as sth" in British English

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hail sb/sth as sth

phrasal verb with hail uk /heɪl/ us /heɪl/ verb

C2 to praise a person or an achievement by comparing them to someone or something very good:

She's been hailed as one of the best young dancers today.
The film was hailed as a masterpiece in its day.

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  • An ordinary priest, he was hailed by thousands as the new messiah.
  • The constitutional changes have been hailed as a triumph for democracy.
  • The manager hailed his young team as potential champions.
  • The film has been hailed as the director's best work.
  • The singer has been hailed as the country's brightest new talent.

(Definition of “hail sb/sth as sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)