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exalt

ex·alt

exalt

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zawlt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exalted, exalting, exalts
definition 1: to raise in rank, power, dignity, or the like; elevate.
synonyms:
advance, aggrandize, elevate, promote, upgrade
antonyms:
abase, debase, dishonor, lower
similar words:
boost, extol, honor, lift, pinnacle, raise
definition 2: to honor or glorify.
His followers exalted him as a savior.
synonyms:
apotheosize, deify, glorify, honor, revere, venerate
antonyms:
degrade, dishonor, disparage
similar words:
adore, bless, dignify, extol, idolize, laud, lionize, magnify, praise, worship
derivation: exalter (n.)
Word Parts
The word exalt contains the following parts:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-
 
alt Latin root that means high