What does exalt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaimverb

    praise, glorify, or honor

    "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"

  2. exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatifyverb

    fill with sublime emotion

    "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

  3. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exaltverb

    heighten or intensify

    "These paintings exalt the imagination"

  4. exaltverb

    raise in rank, character, or status

    "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"


  1. exaltverb

    To honor; to hold in high esteem.

    They exalted their queen.

  2. exaltverb

    To raise in rank, status etc., to elevate.

    The man was exalted from a humble carpenter to a minister.

  3. Etymology: From Latin exaltare

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXALTverb

    Etymology: exalter, French; altus, Latin; exalto, low Latin.

    And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell. Mat. xi. 23.

    Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. Ezek.

    As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go? Ex. ix. 17.

    How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? Ps. xiii. 2.

    The covenanters who understood the court, and their own want of strength, were very reasonably exalted with this success. Edward Hyde, b. iii.

    How much soever the king’s friends were dejected upon the passing those two acts, it is certain, they who thought they got whatsoever he lost were mightily exalted, and thought themselves now superior to any opposition. John Dryden, Æn. Dedicat.

    O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Ps. xxxiv. 3.

    Against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lift up thine eyes on high? 2 Kings xix. 22.

    Now Mars, she said, let fame exalt her voice;
    Nor let thy conquests only be her choice. Matthew Prior.

    The wild animals have more exercise, have their juices more elaborated and exalted; but, for the same reason, the fibres are harder, especially when old. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    With chymick art exalts the min’ral pow’rs,
    And draws the aromatick souls of flow’rs. Alexander Pope.

    They meditate what will be the effect of their composition, and whether the virtues of the one will exalt or diminish the force of the other, or correct any of its nocent qualities. Isaac Watts.

    But hear, oh hear, in what exalted strains,
    Sicilian muses, through these happy plains,
    Proclaim Saturnian times, our own Apollo reigns. Wentworth Dillon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exaltverb

    to raise high; to elevate; to lift up

  2. Exaltverb

    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

  3. Exaltverb

    to elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify

  4. Exaltverb

    to lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate

  5. Exaltverb

    to elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument

  6. Exaltverb

    to render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies

  7. Etymology: [L. exaltare; ex out (intens.) + altare to make high, altus high: cf.F. exalter. See Altitude.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exalt

    egz-awlt′, v.t. to elevate to a higher position: to elate or fill with the joy of success: to extol: (chem.) to refine or subtilise.—n. Exaltā′tion, elevation in rank or dignity: high estate: elation: (astrol.) the position of a planet in the zodiac where it was supposed to wield the greatest influence.—p.adj. Exalt′ed, elevated: lofty: dignified.—n. Exalt′edness. [L. exaltāreex, altus, high.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exalt in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exalt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of exalt in a Sentence

  1. Amos Bronson Alcott:

    Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few.

  2. Book of Proverbs:

    Wisdom is supreme therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt your embrace her and she will honor you.

  3. John Adams:

    It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.

  4. Edward R. Murrow:

    Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information.

  5. Matthew 2311, 12 Bible:

    But he that is the greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abused and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

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