Definitions of exalt

  1. heighten or intensify; " These paintings exalt the imagination"
  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 fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink ( exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); " The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; " He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
  3. raise in rank, character, or status; " exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
  4. praise, glorify, or honor; " extol the virtues of one's children"; " glorify one's spouse's cooking"
  5. To raise high; to elevate; to lift up.
  6. To elevate in rank, dignity, power, wealth, character, or the like; to dignify; to promote; as, to exalt a prince to the throne, a citizen to the presidency.
  7. To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify.
  8. To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate.
  9. To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument.
  10. To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies.
  11. To raise very high: to elevate to a higher position: to elate or fill with the joy of success: to praise or extol: ( chem.) to refine or subtilize.
  13. To Loft high; elate; extol.
  14. To raise; magnify; glorify; elate.
  15. To produce exaltation; promote.
  16. To raise high; to elevate; to elevate in power, wealth, rank, or dignity; to elate; to raise too high, or above others; to extol; to elevate in diction or sentiment; to subtilize or refine.
  17. To raise high; to elevate in power, wealth, dignity, or fame; to elevate the tone of, as the voice; to magnify; to extol.

Usage examples for exalt

  1. Not only is this basis of philosophy false in supposing that such intellectual gymnastics can finally exalt and save a soul, it is also radically defective in its general rules and practical results. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  2. She looked him in the eye; the sudden abandonment to her shame seemed to lift and to exalt her; afterward, shuddering over that day, she still remembered a certain perverse pleasure in this moment. – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
  3. To the Syracusans and their allies was represented the glory of preventing the escape of their enemies, and of a victory by which every man would exalt the honor of his own city. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece by Various
  4. Thou didst exalt thyself to give more scope There to mine eyes, that were not strong enough. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  5. Edward loved Margaret; to him she was the most beautiful, the most perfect being in the world; her very words seemed to exalt his nature. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
  6. They were thus right five times out of six, which will readily be acknowledged as very creditable in persons who were uninspired, save by a desire to exalt themselves in the eyes of their fellow tourists. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
  7. He was a man whom triumph did not exalt as much as it humiliated. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  8. It seems, Johnson observes in his life of Sir Thomas Browne, to have been in all ages the pride of art to show how it could exalt the low and amplify the little. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  9. There exalt the name of the Lord and the Cross of Christ, and never forget that your path thither was smoothed by Holy Church. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  10. It is such a comfort to say these things about him, to exalt him, and get him in the true light at last. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  11. The poets who exalt their craft are of a more slender build. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  12. It would seem that you care little about birth, or rearing either, or you would not exalt Halliburton to a level with yourself. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. 5. Haste, nymph, nor let me sigh in vain, Each grace attends on thee; Exalt my bliss, and point my strain, For love and truth are of thy train, Content and harmony. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  14. Nevertheless, let history exalt these men. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell