Definition of exalt in English:


Syllabification: ex·alt
Pronunciation: /iɡˈzôlt


[with object]
1Hold (someone or something) in very high regard; think or speak very highly of: the party will continue to exalt its hero
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  • They always exalt Christ and clearly speak of the preacher's deep spiritual knowledge of his Saviour.
  • The honeymoon is still in full swing, and the media will continue to exalt him until the first signs that his spree is producing results.
  • We economists emphasize efficiency over equity, glorify greed, and exalt the achievements of free markets, to name just a few.
extol, praise, acclaim, esteem; pay homage to, revere, venerate, worship, lionize, idolize, look up to
1.1Raise to a higher rank or a position of greater power: this naturally exalts the peasant above his brethren in the same rank of society
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  • The point here is not to exalt Elisabeth to a position of equal stature.
  • Those who allow Satan in their temple, declaring humanistic wisdom, are exalting themselves above God and opposing God.
  • He recently talked with writer Constance C. R. White about the book and about being a Black man in a business that exalts White beauty and talent above all others.
1.2Make noble in character; dignify: romanticism liberated the imagination and exalted the emotions
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  • In the dictionary its meaning is given as lofty, elevated by joy, exalted in character; awakening or expressing an uplifting emotion, producing a sense of elevated beauty, nobility, grandeur, solemnity or awe.
  • Southern newspapers were rife with editorials exalting Brooks as an honourable southern gentleman who acted appropriately in the defense of his family, home, and ultimately the southern way of life.
  • It is designed to exalt Christ and glorify him in the minds and hearts of men and women, boys and girls.
uplift, elevate, inspire, excite, stimulate, enliven, exhilarate


late Middle English: from Latin exaltare, from ex- 'out, upward' + altus 'high'.

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