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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Exalt


EXALT', verb transitive egzolt'. [Low Latin exalto; ex and altus, high.]

1. To raise high; to elevate.

2. To elevate in power, wealth, rank or dignity; as, to exalt one to a throne, to the chief magistracy, to a bishopric.

3. To elevate with joy or confidence; as, to be exalted with success or victory. [We now use elate.]

4. To raise with pride; to make undue pretensions to power, rank or estimation; to elevate too high or above others.

He that exalteth himself shall be abased. Luke 14:11. Matthew 23:12.

5. To elevate in estimation and praise; to magnify; to praise; to extol.

He is my father's God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2.

6. To raise, as the voice; to raise in opposition. 2 Kings 19:22.

7. To elevate in diction or sentiment; to make sublime; as exalted strains.

8. In physics, to elevate; to purify; to subtilize; to refine; as, to exalt the juices or the qualities of bodies.