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Webster 1913 Edition


Exalt

Ex-alt′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Exalted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Exalting
.]
[L.
exaltare
;
ex
out (intens.) +
altare
to make high,
altus
high: cf.F.
exalter
. See
Altitude
.]
1.
To raise high; to elevate; to lift up.
I will
exalt
my throne above the stars of God.
Is. xiv. 13.
Exalt
thy towery head, and lift thine eyes
Pope.
2.
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
.
Righteousness
exalteth
a nation.
Prov. xiv. 34.
He that humbleth himself shall be
exalted
.
Luke xiv. 11.
3.
To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify.
Exalt ye the Lord.”
Ps. xcix. 5.
In his own grace he doth
exalt
himself.
Shakespeare
4.
To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate.
They who thought they got whatsoever he lost were mightily
exalted
.
Dryden.
5.
To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument.
Is. xxxvii. 23.
Now Mars, she said, let Fame
exalt
her voice.
Prior.
6.
(Alchem.)
To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate;
as, to
exalt
the juices of bodies
.
With chemic art
exalts
the mineral powers.
Pope.

Webster 1828 Edition


Exalt

EXALT'

,
Verb.
T.
egzolt'. [Low L. exalto; ex and altus, high.]
1.
To raise high; to elevate.
2.
To elevate in power, wealth, rank or dignity; as, to exalt one to a throne, to the chief magistracy, to a bishopric.
3.
To elevate with joy or confidence; as, to be exalted with success or victory. [We now use elate.]
4.
To raise with pride; to make undue pretensions to power, rank or estimation; to elevate too high or above others.
He that exalteth himself shall be abased. Luke 14. Matt.23.
5.
To elevate in estimation and praise; to magnify; to praise; to extol.
He is my father's God, and I will exalt him. Ex. 15.
6.
To raise, as the voice; to raise in opposition. 2 Kings 19.
7.
To elevate in diction or sentiment; to make sublime; as exalted strains.
8.
In physics, to elevate; to purify; to subtilize; to refine; as, to exalt the juices or the qualities of bodies.

Definition 2022


exalt

exalt

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exalt (third-person singular simple present exalts, present participle exalting, simple past and past participle exalted)

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

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