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exalted

[ig-zawl-tid] /ɪgˈzɔl tɪd/
adjective
1.
raised or elevated, as in rank or character; of high station:
an exalted personage.
2.
noble or elevated; lofty:
an exalted style of writing.
3.
rapturously excited.
Origin of exalted
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; exalt + -ed2
Related forms
exaltedly, adverb
exaltedness, noun
self-exalted, adjective
unexalted, adjective
Synonyms
1. sublime, grand.

exalt

[ig-zawlt] /ɪgˈzɔlt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate:
He was exalted to the position of president.
2.
to praise; extol:
to exalt someone to the skies.
3.
to stimulate, as the imagination:
The lyrics of Shakespeare exalted the audience.
4.
to intensify, as a color:
complementary colors exalt each other.
5.
Obsolete. to elate, as with pride or joy.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English exalten < Latin exaltāre to lift up, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + alt(us) high + -āre infinitive ending
Related forms
exalter, noun
self-exalting, adjective
superexalt, verb (used with object)
unexalting, adjective
Can be confused
exalt, exult.
Synonyms
1. promote, dignify, raise, ennoble. 2. glorify.
Antonyms
1. humble. 2. depreciate.
Synonym Study
1. See elevate.
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  • The Republic has marched on and on, and its step has exalted freedom and humanity.

  • By these words—you can see that I was young—I was exalted, not cast down.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • He left the theatre in an exalted mood in which he had little thought for the realities.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • He came away from the play in a disturbed and exalted state.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • She was old, plain, unsought; the man she exalted was the flower of his kind.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for exalted

exalted

/ɪɡˈzɔːltɪd/
adjective
1.
high or elevated in rank, position, dignity, etc
2.
elevated in character; noble; lofty: an exalted ideal
3.
(informal) excessively high; inflated: he has an exalted opinion of himself
4.
intensely excited; elated
Derived Forms
exaltedly, adverb
exaltedness, noun

exalt

/ɪɡˈzɔːlt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to raise or elevate in rank, position, dignity, etc
2.
to praise highly; glorify; extol
3.
to stimulate the mind or imagination of; excite
4.
to increase the intensity of (a colour, etc)
5.
to fill with joy or delight; elate
6.
(obsolete) to lift up physically
Derived Forms
exalter, noun
Usage note
Exalt is sometimes wrongly used where exult is meant: he was exulting (not exalting) in his win earlier that day
Word Origin
C15: from Latin exaltāre to raise, from altus high
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Contemporary definitions for exalted
verb

to fill with joy; to elate

Word Origin

Latin ex- + altus 'high'

Usage Note

transitive

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Word Origin and History for exalted

exalt

v.

late 14c., from Old French exalter (10c.), from Latin exaltare "raise, elevate," from ex- "out, up" (see ex-) + altus "high" (see old). Related: Exalted; exalting.

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