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English definition of “hail sb/sth as sth”

hail sb/sth as sth

phrasal verb with hail     /heɪl/ verb
C2 to praise a person or an achievement by saying that they are similar to someone or something very good: She's being hailed as one of the best up-and-coming young dancers today. The film was hailed as a masterpiece in its day.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of hail sb/sth as sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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