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ex·alt  (g-zôlt)
tr.v. ex·alt·ed, ex·alt·ing, ex·alts
1. To raise in rank, character, or status; elevate: exalted the shepherd to the rank of grand vizier.
2. To glorify, praise, or honor.
3. To increase the effect or intensity of; heighten: works of art that exalt the imagination.
4. Obsolete To fill with sublime emotion; elate.

[Middle English exalten, from Latin exaltre : ex-, up, away; see ex- + altus, high; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.]

ex·alter n.

exalt  /gzlt/  v. [T] to praise highly, honor: The nobles exalted the king by telling him how wonderful he was. -n. [U] exaltation /gzlten, ksl/. See: exult. exalt

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