- 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
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1. sublime, grand.
- 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
1. See elevate.
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1. promote, dignify, raise, ennoble. 2. glorify.
1. humble. 2. depreciate.
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Examples from the Web for exalted
Hitchcock's reputation before the Cahiers group had not been exalted.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
For liberals, the courts never quite occupied that exalted a place.Only Eight Years of President Hillary Can Take the Supreme Court Away From Conservatives
June 30, 2014
But this exalted place in the bar pantheon was not easily won.The Rise and Fall…and Rise Again of the Old-Fashioned
June 14, 2014
Glynn West had been fifteen years old in 1948, the holder of an exalted position in the eyes of the rest of us.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons
March 29, 2014
Most people find her “a little disturbing,” on account of her “red and exalted face and her outlandish clothes.”American Dreams, 1943: 'Two Serious Ladies' by Jane Bowles
May 30, 2013
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
He left the theatre in an exalted mood in which he had little thought for the realities.
He came away from the play in a disturbed and exalted state.
She was old, plain, unsought; the man she exalted was the flower of his kind.Meadow Grass
- 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
- 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
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
Word Origin and History for exalted
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper