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English verb: exalt

1. exalt (communication) praise, glorify, or honor

SamplesExtol the virtues of one's children.
Glorify one's spouse's cooking.

Synonymsextol, glorify, laud, proclaim

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)praise

Narrower (hyponym)canonise, canonize, crack up, ensky, hymn

2. exalt (emotion) fill with sublime emotion

SamplesThe children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies.
He was inebriated by his phenomenal success.

ExamplesThe good news will exalt her

Synonymsbeatify, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, tickle pink

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift

3. exalt (emotion) heighten or intensify

SamplesThese paintings exalt the imagination.

Synonymsanimate, enliven, inspire, invigorate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

Narrower (hyponym)encourage

4. exalt (change) raise in rank, character, or status

SamplesExalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)elevate, lift, raise

Narrower (hyponym)deify

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