exalt

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exalt

praise; elevate; glorify; ennoble
Not to be confused with:
exult – rejoice exceedingly; delight; revel
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ex·alt

 (ĭg-zôlt′)
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.]

ex·alt′er n.
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exalt

(ɪɡˈzɔːlt)
vb (tr)
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]
exˈalter n
Usage: Exalt is sometimes wrongly used where exult is meant: he was exulting (not exalting) in his win earlier that day
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ex•alt

(ɪgˈzɔlt)

v.t.
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]
ex•alt′er, n.
syn: See elevate.
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exalt


Past participle: exalted
Gerund: exalting

Imperative
exalt
exalt
Present
I exalt
you exalt
he/she/it exalts
we exalt
you exalt
they exalt
Preterite
I exalted
you exalted
he/she/it exalted
we exalted
you exalted
they exalted
Present Continuous
I am exalting
you are exalting
he/she/it is exalting
we are exalting
you are exalting
they are exalting
Present Perfect
I have exalted
you have exalted
he/she/it has exalted
we have exalted
you have exalted
they have exalted
Past Continuous
I was exalting
you were exalting
he/she/it was exalting
we were exalting
you were exalting
they were exalting
Past Perfect
I had exalted
you had exalted
he/she/it had exalted
we had exalted
you had exalted
they had exalted
Future
I will exalt
you will exalt
he/she/it will exalt
we will exalt
you will exalt
they will exalt
Future Perfect
I will have exalted
you will have exalted
he/she/it will have exalted
we will have exalted
you will have exalted
they will have exalted
Future Continuous
I will be exalting
you will be exalting
he/she/it will be exalting
we will be exalting
you will be exalting
they will be exalting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exalting
you have been exalting
he/she/it has been exalting
we have been exalting
you have been exalting
they have been exalting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exalting
you will have been exalting
he/she/it will have been exalting
we will have been exalting
you will have been exalting
they will have been exalting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exalting
you had been exalting
he/she/it had been exalting
we had been exalting
you had been exalting
they had been exalting
Conditional
I would exalt
you would exalt
he/she/it would exalt
we would exalt
you would exalt
they would exalt
Past Conditional
I would have exalted
you would have exalted
he/she/it would have exalted
we would have exalted
you would have exalted
they would have exalted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
canonise, canonize - treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women"
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 emotionexalt - fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
elate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
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 statusexalt - raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
elevate, lift, raise - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
deify - exalt to the position of a God; "the people deified their King"
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exalt

verb
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.
3. raise, advance, promote, honour, upgrade, elevate, dignify, ennoble, aggrandize God has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
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exalt

verb
1. To raise to a high position or status:
2. To cause to be eminent or recognized:
4. To honor (a deity) in religious worship:
5. Obsolete. To raise the spirits of:
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Translations

exalt

[ɪgˈzɔːlt] VT (= elevate) → exaltar, elevar; (= praise) → ensalzar
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exalt

vt
(in rank or power) → erheben
(= praise)preisen
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exalt

[ɪgˈzɔːlt] vt (frm)
a. (in rank) → promuovere
b. (praise) → esaltare, magnificare
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