(v.) = worship ; laud ; hold + Nombre + up for praise ; praise ; sing + Posesivo + praises ; toady ; fawn (on/upon/over). Ex: The article concludes that librarians should not worship communication but they should practice it. Ex: Libraries are also lauded for providing other public services with economic benefits. Ex: Politicians give us many reasons to worry, and I don't usually hold them up for public praise. Ex: In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who cause them no anxiety, who quietly accept their decisions, who praise them. Ex: Frustrated devotees had been singing his praises for years, to no avail. Ex: The function of journalism is not to toady to those in power but to challenge them. Ex: Presumably they do so in the hope of being tossed some meaningless bauble of an honour when they have fawned enough. ---- * alabar de boquilla = give + lip service. * que se alaba a uno mismo = self-congratulatory.