- 1exalt somebody (to something) to make somebody rise to a higher rank or position, sometimes to one that they do not deserve His son was exalted to a high position in the government through family connections.
- 2exalt somebody/something to praise somebody/something very much He was exalted as a pillar of the community. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin exaltare, from ex-
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːlt//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːlt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exalt
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːlt//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːlt//he / she / it exalts
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːlts//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːlts//past simple exalted
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːltɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːltɪd//past participle exalted
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːltɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːltɪd//-ing form exalting
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɔːltɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɔːltɪŋ//