verb ex·alt \ig-ˈzlt\

: 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

transitive verb
:  to raise in rank, power, or character
:  to elevate by praise or in estimation :  glorify
obsolete :  elate
:  to raise high :  elevate
:  to enhance the activity of :  intensify <rousing and exalting the imagination — George Eliot>
intransitive verb
:  to induce exaltation
ex·alt·ed·ly adverb
ex·alt·er noun

Examples of EXALT

  1. His behavior has exalted the power and prestige of his office.
  2. The essay exalts the simple beauty of the country.
  3. We exalt thee, O Lord.
  4. 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
EXALTEDLY Defined for Kids


verb ex·alt \ig-ˈzlt\

Definition of EXALT for Kids

:  to raise to a higher level <The king exalted his loyal servant to a councillor.>
:  to praise highly <… these young Cratchits danced about the table, and exalted Master Peter Cratchit to the skies … — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol>
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb ex·alt \ig-ˈzlt\

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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