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.
Ex·alt·ed a. Raised to lofty height; elevated; extolled; refined; dignified; sublime.
Wiser far than Solomon,
Of more exalted mind. --Milton.
Time never fails to bring every exalted reputation to a strict scrutiny. --Ames.
-- Ex*alt*ed*ly, adv. -- Ex*alt*ed*ness, n. “The exaltedness of some minds.”
adj 1: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or
style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of
high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty
concept" [syn: high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied,
rarified, idealistic, noble-minded]
2: high or exalted in style or character; "high drama"