exalt[eg zôlt′, ig-]
- To exalt is defined as to praise the virtues of someone or to raise that person into a position of greater authority or power.
An example of exalt is when you go on and on about how good someone is and then you give him a promotion.
- 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
transitive verbex·alt·ed, ex·alt·ing, ex·alts
- To raise in rank, character, or status; elevate: exalted the shepherd to the rank of grand vizier.
- To glorify, praise, or honor.
- To increase the effect or intensity of; heighten: works of art that exalt the imagination.
Origin of exaltMiddle English exalten, from Latin exaltāre : ex-, up, away; see ex– + altus, high; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present exalts, present participle exalting, simple past and past participle exalted)