verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin exaltare, from ex- + altus high — more at old Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to raise in rank, power, or character 2. to elevate by praise or in estimation ; glorify 3. obsolete elate 4. to raise high ; elevate 5. to enhance the activity of ; intensify <
rousing and exalting the imagination — George Eliot
intransitive verb to induce exaltation • exaltedly adverbexalter noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Exalt — Ex*alt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exalted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exalting}.] [L. exaltare; ex out (intens.) + altare to make high, altus high: cf.F. exalter. See {Altitude}.] 1. To raise high; to elevate; to lift up. [1913 Webster] I will exalt my throne …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exalt — exalt, magnify, aggrandize are comparable when meaning to increase in importance or in prestige. Exalt and magnify also come into comparison in their older sense of to extol or to glorify {O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Exalt — is a word which means to praise, glorify, honor, intensify, or heighten. It is most often used in religious contexts.Exalt and the related term exaltation may refer to: * Exaltation (Mormonism), becoming like God. It also has a broader non Latter …   Wikipedia

  • exalt — exalt, exult The two words are not related and have different meanings which can be confused because of their closeness of form. Exalt (pronounced ig zawlt) means ‘to praise highly’, and is often used in the participial form exalted, meaning… …   Modern English usage

  • exalt — index belaud, compound, elevate, honor, magnify, overestimate, parlay (exploit successfully), promote (advance) …   Law dictionary

  • exalt — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. exalter (10c.), from L. exaltare raise, elevate, from ex out, up (see EX (Cf. ex )) + altus high (see OLD (Cf. old)). Related: Exalted; exalting …   Etymology dictionary

  • exalt — [v] promote, praise acclaim, advance, aggrandize, apotheosize, applaud, bless, boost, build up*, commend, dignify, distinguish, ennoble, erect, eulogize, extol, glorify, halo, honor, idolize, intensify, laud, magnify, pay homage to, pay tribute… …   New thesaurus

  • exalt — ► VERB 1) praise or regard highly. 2) raise to a higher rank or position. ORIGIN Latin exaltare, from altus high …   English terms dictionary

  • exalt — [eg zôlt′, igzôlt′] vt. [ME exalten < OFr exalter < LL (chiefly Ec) exaltare < ex , out, up + altus, high: see OLD] to raise on high; elevate; lift up; specif., a) to raise in status, dignity, power, honor, wealth, etc. b) to praise;… …   English World dictionary

  • exalt — exalter, n. /ig zawlt /, v.t. 1. to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate: He was exalted to the position of president. 2. to praise; extol: to exalt someone to the skies. 3. to stimulate, as the imagination: The lyrics… …   Universalium

  • exalt — UK [ɪɡˈzɔːlt] / US [ɪɡˈzɔlt] verb [transitive] Word forms exalt : present tense I/you/we/they exalt he/she/it exalts present participle exalting past tense exalted past participle exalted formal 1) to praise someone or something very much 2) if… …   English dictionary

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