exalted; exalting; exalts

You might like your manager, but if you exalt her, it means you really put her on a pedestal and treat her like royalty.

To exalt is to hold or raise someone up to a high position or status. It doesn't have to mean literally putting that person into a high position, but instead treating them almost like nobility. Overly doting parents exalt their infant to the point where they praise him every time he wets his diaper and call the neighbors over every time he coos.

Definitions of exalt
  1. verb
    praise, glorify, or honor
    synonyms: extol, glorify, laud, proclaim
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    canonise, canonize
    treat as a sacred person
    exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
    crack up
    rhapsodize about
    praise by singing a hymn
    type of:
    express approval of
  2. verb
    raise in rank, character, or status
    exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser”
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    exalt to the position of a God
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    elevate, lift, raise
    raise in rank or condition
  3. verb
    heighten or intensify
    “These paintings exalt the imagination”
    synonyms: animate, enliven, inspire, invigorate
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    inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
    barrack, cheer, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge, urge on
    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    foster, nurture
    help develop, help grow
    encourage somebody by crying hollo
    buoy, cheer, embolden, hearten, recreate
    give encouragement to
    draw out
    make more sociable
    bring out
    encourage to be less reserved
    goad, spur
    give heart or courage to
    type of:
    excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir
    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
  4. verb
    fill with sublime emotion
    synonyms: beatify, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, tickle pink
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    elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
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Commonly confused words

exalt / exult

To exalt, means to glorify or elevate something, but to exult is to rejoice. Exalt your favorite pro-wrestler, Jesus, or your status in the world. Exult when you get the last two tickets to see your favorite band.

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