To exalt is defined as to praise the virtues of someone or to raise that person into a position of greater authority or power.(verb)
An example of exalt is when you go on and on about how good someone is and then you give him a promotion.
See exalt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME exalten < OFr exalter < LL (chiefly Ec) exaltare < ex-, out, up + altus, high: see old
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transitive verb ex·alt·ed, ex·alt·ing, ex·alts
Origin: Middle English exalten
Origin: , from Latin exaltāre
Origin: : ex-, up, away; see ex-
Origin: + altus, high; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
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