Meaning of “hail sb/sth as sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

hail sb/sth as sth

phrasal verb with hail us uk /heɪl/ verb

to say publicly and enthusiastically that someone or something is something very good:

He was hailed as a hero for rescuing the three-year-old from her burning home.

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