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exalt definition


This page has 4 definitions of exalt in English. Exalt is a verb. Examples of how to use exalt in a sentence are shown. Also define these 10 related words and terms: honor, high, esteem, raise, rank, elevate, elate, chemistry, refine, and subtilize.



From Old French exalter, from Latin exaltō



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.
    • Rank definition
      The symbol for rank.
  3. (transitive) To elate, or fill with the joy of success.
  4. (transitive, chemistry, archaic) To refine or subtilize.
    • Chemistry definition
      The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules. (1 of 3 chemistry definitions)

Usage notes

Do not confuse exalt (praise) (transitive) with exult (rejoice) (intransitive).



Derived terms


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