Definitions for exaltɪgˈzɔlt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate.
to praise highly; extol.
to stimulate, as the imagination.
to intensify, as a color.
Obs. to elate, as with pride or joy.
* Syn: See elevate.
Origin of exalt:
1375–1425; < LL exaltāre, L: to lift up =ex-ex-1+-altāre, der. of altus high
laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim(verb)
praise, glorify, or honor
"extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify(verb)
fill with sublime emotion
"The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt(verb)
heighten or intensify
"These paintings exalt the imagination"
raise in rank, character, or status
"exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
To honor; to hold in high esteem.
They exalted their queen.
To raise in rank, status etc., to elevate.
The man was exalted from a humble carpenter to a minister.
Origin: From Latin exaltare
to raise high; to elevate; to lift up
to elevate in rank, dignity, power, wealth, character, or the like; to dignify; to promote; as, to exalt a prince to the throne, a citizen to the presidency
to elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify
to lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate
to elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument
to render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies