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English definition of “hail sb/sth as sth”

hail sb/sth as sth

phrasal verb with hail
 
 
/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.Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of hail sb/sth as sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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