Exalt Ex*alt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exalted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exalting}.] [L. exaltare; ex out (intens.) + altare to make high, altus high: cf.F. exalter. See {Altitude}.] 1. To raise high; to elevate; to lift up. [1913 Webster]

I will exalt my throne above the stars of God. --Is. xiv. 13. [1913 Webster]

Exalt thy towery head, and lift thine eyes --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Righteousness exalteth a nation. --Prov. xiv. 34. [1913 Webster]

He that humbleth himself shall be exalted. --Luke xiv. 11. [1913 Webster]

3. To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify. ``Exalt ye the Lord.'' --Ps. xcix. 5. [1913 Webster]

In his own grace he doth exalt himself. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate. [1913 Webster]

They who thought they got whatsoever he lost were mightily exalted. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument. --Is. xxxvii. 23. [1913 Webster]

Now Mars, she said, let Fame exalt her voice. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

6. (Alchem.) To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies. [1913 Webster]

With chemic art exalts the mineral powers. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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