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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
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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  • She adores him, but her standard of perfection is so exalted few can attain it.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • And peers give way, exalted as they are, Even to their own s-r-v-ance in a car?

    Essay on Man Alexander Pope
  • She, herself, assumed her most serious and exalted expression.

    The Living Present Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • The blessed Bible says, 'He that humbleth himself shall be exalted.'

    Hope and Have Oliver Optic
  • Men of great learning and exalted position struck mighty blows at the root of the evil.

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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