Simple Definition of exalt
: to raise (someone or something) to a higher level
: to praise (someone or something) highly
: to present (something) in a way that is very favorable or too favorable
Full Definition of exalt
Examples of exalt
His behavior has exalted the power and prestige of his office.
The essay exalts the simple beauty of the country.
We exalt thee, O Lord.
He shamelessly exalts his own role in the peace process.
Origin of exalt
Middle English, from Latin exaltare, from ex- + altus high — more at old
First Known Use: 15th century
EXALT Defined for Kids
Definition of exalt
1 : to raise to a higher level <The king exalted his loyal servant to a councillor.>
2 : to praise highly <… these young Cratchits danced about the table, and exalted Master Peter Cratchit to the skies … — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol>
Medical Definition of exalt
: to cause (virulence) to increase <virulence exalted by addition of mucin to a bacterial culture>; also : to increase the virulence of <exalt a virus by repeated rapid passage through susceptible hosts>
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