Ex*alt" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exalted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exalting.] [L. exaltare; ex out (intens.) + altare to make high, altus high: cf.F. exalter. See Altitude.]

1.

To raise high; to elevate; to lift up.

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. Is. xiv. 13.

Exalt thy towery head, and lift thine eyes Pope.

2.

To elevate in rank, dignity, power, wealth, character, or the like; to dignify; to promote; as, to exalt a prince to the throne, a citizen to the presidency.

Righteousness exalteth a nation. Prov. xiv. 34.

He that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke xiv. 11.

3.

To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify.

"Exalt ye the Lord."

Ps. xcix. 5.

In his own grace he doth exalt himself. Shak.

4.

To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate.

They who thought they got whatsoever he lost were mightily exalted. Dryden.

5.

To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument.

Is. xxxvii. 23.

Now Mars, she said, let Fame exalt her voice. Prior.

6. Alchem.

To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies.

With chemic art exalts the mineral powers. Pope.

 

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