ex·alt /ɪgˈzɔlt/ 及物動詞
Ex·alt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exalted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exalting.]
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.”
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.
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.
v 1: praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's
children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud,
extol, glorify, proclaim]
2: fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is
obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at
the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated
by his phenomenal success" [syn: exhilarate, inebriate,
3: heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the
imagination" [syn: inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven]
4: raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble
shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"