[ ig-zawl-tid ]
/ ɪgˈzɔl tɪd /


raised or elevated, as in rank or character; of high station: an exalted personage.
noble or elevated; lofty: an exalted style of writing.
rapturously excited.

Origin of exalted

First recorded in 1585–95; exalt + -ed2

Related forms

ex·alt·ed·ly, adverbex·alt·ed·ness, nounself-ex·alt·ed, adjectiveun·ex·alt·ed, adjective

Definition for exalted (2 of 2)


[ ig-zawlt ]
/ ɪgˈzɔlt /

verb (used with object)

to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate: He was exalted to the position of president.
to praise; extol: to exalt someone to the skies.
to stimulate, as the imagination: The lyrics of Shakespeare exalted the audience.
to intensify, as a color: complementary colors exalt each other.
Obsolete. to elate, as with pride or joy.

Origin of exalt

1375–1425; late Middle English exalten < Latin exaltāre to lift up, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + alt(us) high + -āre infinitive ending

Related forms

ex·alt·er, nounself-ex·alt·ing, adjectivesu·per·ex·alt, verb (used with object)un·ex·alt·ing, adjective

Can be confused

exalt exult

Synonym study

1. See elevate.
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British Dictionary definitions for exalted (1 of 2)


/ (ɪɡˈzɔːltɪd) /


high or elevated in rank, position, dignity, etc
elevated in character; noble; loftyan exalted ideal
informal excessively high; inflatedhe has an exalted opinion of himself
intensely excited; elated

Derived Forms

exaltedly, adverbexaltedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for exalted (2 of 2)


/ (ɪɡˈzɔːlt) /

verb (tr)

to raise or elevate in rank, position, dignity, etc
to praise highly; glorify; extol
to stimulate the mind or imagination of; excite
to increase the intensity of (a colour, etc)
to fill with joy or delight; elate
obsolete to lift up physically

Derived Forms

exalter, noun

Word Origin for exalt

C15: from Latin exaltāre to raise, from altus high


Exalt is sometimes wrongly used where exult is meant: he was exulting (not exalting) in his win earlier that day
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