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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exalt  \Ex*alt"\,  v.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exalt 
  v  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  2:  fill  with  sublime  emotion;  tickle  pink(exhilarate  is 
  obsolete  in  this  usage);  "The  children  were  thrilled  at 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"  [syn:  {exhilarate},  {thrill}] 
  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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