Definition for EX-ALT'

EX-ALT', v.t. [egzolt'; Fr. exalter; Sp. exaltar; It. esaltare; Low L. exalto; ex and altus, high.]

  1. To raise high; to elevate.
  2. To elevate in power, wealth, rank or dignity; as, to exalt one to a throne, to the chief magistracy, to a bishopric.
  3. To elevate with joy or confidence; as, to be exalted with success or victory. [We now use elate.]
  4. To raise with pride; to make undue pretensions to power, rank or estimation; to elevate too high or above others. He that exalteth himself shall be abased. Luke xiv. Matth. xxiii.
  5. To elevate in estimation and praise; to magnify; to praise; to extol. He is my father's God, and I will exalt him. Ex. xv.
  6. To raise, as the voice; to raise in opposition. 2 Kings xix.
  7. To elevate in diction or sentiment; to make sublime; as, exalted strains.
  8. In physics, to elevate; to purify; to subtilize; to refine; as, to exalt the juices or the qualities of bodies.

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