Definition of exalt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    exalt

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 2exalt somebody/something to praise somebody/something very much He was exalted as a pillar of the community.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin exaltare, from ex- ‘out, upward’ + altus ‘high’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exalt