Definition of exalt in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɔːlt
, ɛɡ-/


[with object]
1Think or speak very highly of (someone or something): the party will continue to exalt their 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.
glorify, extol, praise, acclaim, pay homage to, pay tribute to, revere, reverence, venerate, worship, hero-worship, lionize, idolize, deify, esteem, hold in high regard, hold in high esteem, hold in awe, look up to
informal put on a pedestal
rare laud, magnify
2Raise to a higher rank or position: 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.
2.1Make 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, animate, enliven, exhilarate, elate, delight, transport


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

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