exalt | exaltation

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Meaning(s)

elevate by praise or into a higher position

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exalt - praise

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The formal word ‘exalt’ can be used in a couple of different ways, both based on the concept of elevating a person to a higher plane or position. Firstly, and more commonly, it expresses praising or glorifying somebody, often to an excessive degree. Secondly, it can be used to describe raising somebody or something in rank, mood, or character.

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  1. The politician was a controversial figure in life, but after her death, people lined up to exalt her and her achievements.

  2. During the classical concert, I experienced a feeling of exaltation. The fantastic orchestra really raised my spirits.

  3. Among the guests at the function were some of the most accomplished academics in their field. It was nice to be in such exalted company.

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