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Definition to praise something and make it known — especially to convince others to buy or believe

Much more rarely, tout can refer to a person who sells aggressively — especially advice about horse races.
  • This product was touted as a revolutionary invention
  • Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
    Lawana Blackwell
  • Mavis touted the virtues of lip dye, but Eve was wary of a color commitment that could last for three weeks.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • It was a slow, tout-like, humiliating business.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Keep them from wasting their much touted skills on one another.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Tonight is Nick's much touted interview with Sharon Schieber.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • You been touting him for the last six weeks!" protested Orville Jones.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • "Mr Western," answered the lady, "you may say what you please, _je vous mesprise de tout mon coeur.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It flopped quietly, like many much-touted orders.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Tout-a-fait a l'anglaise.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • ~La beauté est parfaite, La beauté peut tout, La beauté est la seule chose qui n'existe pàs a demi~.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Now, because we're talking to all your watchers now, I'd like to tout the overall program your own data feeds into, Mae.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Il est tout a fait different.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Madame Lumière promises to return tout de suite.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • The elevators in the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, touted as one of the wonders of the fair, still had not begun operation.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • "In our domain," the apologies for familiarity, the French phrase tout court, were all characteristic signs.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • However, with recent events, it isn't the progress that will be touted by the press.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • NW: What I can tell you, however, is that no one was touting me in Kabul.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • O contempler la mer a l'ombre d'un haut figuier et touter tout autour les cris des hirondelles voltigeant dans l'azur parmi les oliviers!
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The cold stethoscope against my heart and my strongest feeling "Je m'en fiche de tout.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night

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