exalt

play
verb ex·alt \ig-ˈzȯlt\

Definition of exalt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to raise in rank, power, or character

  3. 2 :  to elevate by praise or in estimation :  glorify

  4. 3 obsolete :  elate

  5. 4 :  to raise high :  elevate

  6. 5 :  to enhance the activity of :  intensify <rousing and exalting the imagination — George Eliot>

  7. intransitive verb
  8. :  to induce exaltation

exaltedly

adverb

exalter

noun

Examples of exalt in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of exalt

Middle English, from Latin exaltare, from ex- + altus high — more at old


First Known Use: 15th century


EXALT Defined for English Language Learners

exalt

play
verb ex·alt \ig-ˈzȯlt\

Definition of exalt for English Language Learners

  • : 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


EXALT Defined for Kids

exalt

play
verb ex·alt \ig-ˈzȯlt\

Definition of exalt for Students

exalted

exalting

  1. 1 :  to raise to a higher level <The king exalted his loyal servant to a councillor.>

  2. 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 Dictionary

exalt

play
transitive verb ex·alt \ig-ˈzȯlt\

Medical Definition of exalt

  1. :  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>



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up exalt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ