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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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