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Definitions of exalt

  1. To raise high; to elevate; to lift up. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To raise very high: to elevate to a higher position: to elate or fill with the joy of success: to praise or extol: (chem.) to refine or subtilize. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To Loft high; elate; extol. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To raise; magnify; glorify; elate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To produce exaltation; promote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To raise high; to elevate; to elevate in power, wealth, rank, or dignity; to elate; to raise too high, or above others; to extol; to elevate in diction or sentiment; to subtilize or refine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To raise high; to elevate in power, wealth, dignity, or fame; to elevate the tone of, as the voice; to magnify; to extol. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. EXALTEDNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for exalt

  1. Not only is this basis of philosophy false in supposing that such intellectual gymnastics can finally exalt and save a soul, it is also radically defective in its general rules and practical results. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  2. She looked him in the eye; the sudden abandonment to her shame seemed to lift and to exalt her; afterward, shuddering over that day, she still remembered a certain perverse pleasure in this moment. – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
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