- 1Think or speak very highly of (someone or something): the party will continue to exalt their heroMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2Raise to a higher rank or position: this naturally exalts the peasant above his brethren in the same rank of societyMore example sentences
- 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 emotionsMore example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: from Latin exaltare, from ex- 'out, upward' + altus 'high'.