exalt

Definitions

  • The Exaltation of Man
    The Exaltation of Man
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exalt raise in rank, character, or status "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"
    • v exalt praise, glorify, or honor "extol the virtues of one's children","glorify one's spouse's cooking"
    • v exalt fill with sublime emotion "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies","He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
    • v exalt heighten or intensify "These paintings exalt the imagination"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A group of larks is called an exaltation
    • Exalt To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify. "Exalt ye the Lord.""In his own grace he doth exalt himself."
    • Exalt 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.""He that humbleth himself shall be exalted ."
    • Exalt To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument. "Now Mars, she said, let Fame exalt her voice."
    • Exalt 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 ."
    • Exalt To raise high; to elevate; to lift up. "I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.""Exalt thy towery head, and lift thine eyes"
    • Exalt (Alchem) To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies. "With chemic art exalts the mineral powers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exalt To raise high; lift to a great or unusual altitude; elevate in space.
    • exalt To elevate in degree or consideration; bring to a higher or more intense state or condition; raise up, as in rank, character, or quality: as, to exalt a person to a high office; to exalt the passions.
    • exalt To attribute or accord exaltation to; make high or elevated in estimation or expression; magnify; glorify; praise; extol.
    • exalt In chem., to purify; refine: as, to exalt the juices or the qualities of bodies.
    • exalt Synonyms Elevate, Lift, etc. See raise.
    • exalt To ennoble, dignify, aggrandize.
    • exalt To glorify.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Exalt egz-awlt′ to elevate to a higher position: to elate or fill with the joy of success: to extol:
    • v.t Exalt egz-awlt′ (chem.) to refine or subtilise
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Quotations

  • Robert Browning
    Robert%20Browning
    “'Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth%20Bowen
    “It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.”
  • Josh Billings
    Josh%20Billings
    “The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.”
  • William B. Ullathorne
    William B. Ullathorne
    “Whatever a man seeks, honors, or exalts more than God, this is the god of his idolatry.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exaltare,; ex, out (intens.) + altare, to make high, altus, high: cf.F. exalter,. See Altitude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exaltāreex, altus, high.

Usage

In literature:

She chanced upon novels in which the spurned husband was exalted to the shame of the dishonorable wife.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
As the great emperor of his time, he exalted Buddhism and made it the State religion of India.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
But what is meant by the freedom of the emancipated slaves, on which so many exalted eulogies have been pronounced?
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Indeed, the example of Christ may well terrify the exalted, and those high in authority; and still more the self-exalted.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Her senses were exalted, adjusted to the pitch.
"The Flaw in the Crystal" by May Sinclair
The majesty of this primeval world exalted me.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
This is not degradation, but an unspeakable exaltation.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
When Don Quixote heard these words, he was stirred into an exalted emotion.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Furthermore the demand of the hour is for us to exalt Christ.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
Henry, with similar exaltation of genius, read and re-read the pages of Plutarch with the most absorbing delight.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
The work breathes that exaltation of final triumph that follows temporary defeat.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
The fate that appears to crush a man may also exalt him.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
She felt an unusual exaltation.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
He was melted to tears, he was exalted to the stars.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
He is the god, but he is not an independent god; it is pantheism, not theism, to which he owes his exaltation.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Always in these recitals we find the phraseology which lovers employ when exalting the loved one above the world.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
It is often exalted in man to the point of a mania for persecution, to which it is analogous.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
It threatened his exalted state now.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
Captain Evans, with his exalted notions of domestic affection, was our ideal.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
Again he was at peace and incredibly exalted.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
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In poetry:

Exalt the Lord our God,
And worship at his feet;
His nature is all holiness,
And mercy is his seat.
"Psalm 99 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Exalt the Lord our God,
Whose grace is still the same;
Still he's a God of holiness,
And jealous for his name.
"Psalm 99 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Sing to the Lord Jehovah's name,
And in his strength rejoice;
When his salvation is our theme,
Exalted be our voice.
"Psalm 95" by Isaac Watts
O Lord, our Lord, how wondrous great
Is thine exalted name!
The glories of thy heav'nly state
Let men and babes proclaim.
"Psalm VIII: O Lord, Our Lord" by Isaac Watts
Jesus, our Lord, how wondrous great
Is thine exalted name!
The glories of thy heavenly state
Let the whole earth proclaim.
"Psalm VIII: O Lord, Our Lord" by Isaac Watts
"Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry,
"To be exalted thus:"
"Worthy the Lamb," our lips reply,
"For he was slain for us."
"Hymn 62" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Exalted Ruler Mic McCrory of the Bemidji Elks No 1052, presents a $250 donation to Janet Brademan, director of Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, to be used for music lesson scholarships.
The exalted German cameramaker Leica has been inventing new ways to snap beautiful pictures since 1923.
Ever since the 7th of April, 1805, when the opening pistol-shot chords of Beethoven's "Eroica" proclaimed a new era in composition, the symphony has occupied an exalted place among classical music genres.
Even the most talented filmmakers tend to exalt the already exalted and shovel dirt on the thankfully deceased.
Both can fill us with the oceanic feelings that the grind of everyday life forbids: exaltation, ecstasy, the sense that we are part of something larger than ourselves.
There's no denying that Janet Jackson is one of the most exalted entertainers of our time.
No one knows the undercarriage of your car like James Freund, the maestro of the master cylinder and exalted examiner of exhaust systems.
John Updike's Lyricism Exalted the Everyday and the Unglamorous .
Three ceramic vessels of moderate proportions stand exalted on three tall pedestals in Monterey's Anton Gallery.
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church sponsoring 'Christmas Cookie Walk.
(AP) Talk show host Stephen Colbert 's foray into children's books has landed him alongside some exalted literary company.
Design Philadelphia, now in its fifth year exalting all things as pleasing to the eye as they are useful, is getting down with the food crowd with Dining By Design, a new series of events highlighting creativity and innovation in the kitchen.
How Sheldon Souray has gone from exiled to exalted in a year.
Or some other fictionally exalted/mystical shirttail relative in your family.
"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled (ranked below others who are honored or rewarded), and he who humbles himself (keeps a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly) will be exalted (elevated in rank).".
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In science:

Despite its success in time series modelling, the Markov property has had a less exalted role in spatial statistics.
Think continuous: Markovian Gaussian models in spatial statistics
God knows I do not like exclamation points. I generally prefer AngloSaxon understatement to the exalted declarations of the Slavic soul.
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
Apparently neither the Kuiper Belt nor exoplanets have worked their way into this exalted source yet.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
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