exalt

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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

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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

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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

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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>



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