- to raise in status, dignity, power, honor, wealth, etc.
- to praise; glorify; extol
- to fill with joy, pride, etc.; elate: used in the passive or in participial form
- to heighten or intensify the action or effect of
Origin of exaltMiddle English exalten from Old French exalter from Late Latin (chiefly Ec) exaltare from ex-, out, up + altus, high: see old