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1 praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud, extol, glorify, proclaim]
2 fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success" [syn: exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, beatify]
3 heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination" [syn: inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven]
4 raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"

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From Latin exaltare


  1. To honor; to hold in high esteem.
    They exalted their queen.
  2. To raise in rank, status etc., to elevate.
    The man was exalted from a humble carpenter to a minister.


to honor
to elevate


  1. Exalted.

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Extensive Definition

Exalt is a word which means to praise, glorify, honor, intensify, or heighten. It is most often used in religious contexts.
Exalt and the related term exaltation may refer to:

Other meanings

exalt in French: Exaltation
exalt in Finnish: Eksaltaatio

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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