Definition of exalt
Examples of exalt in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of exalt from the Web
The effect is to exalt the resourceful and competent women over their male counterparts.
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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
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
Definition of exalt for Students
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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