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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English exalten, from Old French exalter, from Latin exaltō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɔːlt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔːlt
  • Hyphenation: ex‧alt

VerbEdit

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.
  3. (transitive) To elate, or fill with the joy of success.
  4. (transitive, chemistry, archaic) To refine or subtilize.

Usage notesEdit

Do not confuse exalt (praise) (transitive) with exult (rejoice) (intransitive) – "Some people exult when others exalt their achievements."

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