Sunday, August 10, 2008
Definitions for exalt
- To praise, glorify, or honor.
- To heighten or intensify.
- To raise in rank, character, or status; as, "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser."
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Citations for exalt
A show that was merely competent needed something special if it was to run--a couple of hit tunes, something astonishing in design or choreography... or a theatre-filling personality who can exalt ordinary material."
They exalt the mysterious imperative of a pay phone ringing on a city street or on a lonely desert highway and eagerly anticipate the intersection of lives when someone feels compelled to pick up that receiver."
Origin of exalt
late Middle English
Exalt comes from Latin exalto, exaltare, to raise high, from ex-, out of (but here simply used intensively; that is, to give emphasis) + altus, high.