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praise; elevate; glorify; ennoble
Not to be confused with:
exult – rejoice exceedingly; delight; revel
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tr.v. ex·alt·ed, ex·alt·ing, ex·alts
1. To raise in rank, character, or status; elevate: exalted the shepherd to the rank of grand vizier.
2. To glorify, praise, or honor.
3. To increase the effect or intensity of; heighten: works of art that exalt the imagination.
[Middle English exalten, from Latin exaltāre : ex-, up, away; see ex- + altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. to raise or elevate in rank, position, dignity, etc
2. to praise highly; glorify; extol
3. to stimulate the mind or imagination of; excite
4. to increase the intensity of (a colour, etc)
5. to fill with joy or delight; elate
6. obsolete to lift up physically
[C15: from Latin exaltāre to raise, from altus high]
Usage: Exalt is sometimes wrongly used where exult is meant: he was exulting (not exalting) in his win earlier that day
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate.
2. to praise highly; extol.
3. to stimulate, as the imagination.
4. to intensify, as a color.
5. Obs. to elate, as with pride or joy.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin exaltāre, Latin: to lift up =ex- ex-1 + -altāre, derivative of altus high]
syn: See elevate.
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Past participle: exalted
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|Verb||1.||exalt - praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"|
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
ensky - exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
crack up - rhapsodize about
hymn - praise by singing a hymn; "They hymned their love of God"
|2.||exalt - fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"|
|3.||exalt - heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"|
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
|4.||exalt - raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"|
deify - exalt to the position of a God; "the people deified their King"
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1. praise, acclaim, applaud, pay tribute to, bless, worship, magnify (archaic), glorify, reverence, laud, extol, crack up (informal), pay homage to, idolize, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), apotheosize, set on a pedestal This books exalts her as a genius.
2. uplift, raise, lift, excite, delight, inspire, thrill, stimulate, arouse, heighten, elevate, animate, exhilarate, electrify, fire the imagination of, fill with joy, elate, inspirit Great music exalts the human spirit.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. To raise to a high position or status:
Idiom: put on a pedestal.
3. To pay tribute or homage to:
Idiom: sing someone's praises.
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