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1 a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens [syn: ecstasy, rapture, transport, raptus]
2 the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
3 a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
4 the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) [syn: deification, apotheosis]

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From Latin exaltatio



  1. The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.
  2. The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.
  3. That placement of a planet in the zodiac in which it is deemed to exert its strongest influence.

Extensive Definition

Exalt is a word which means to praise, glorify, honor, intensify, or heighten. It is most often used in religious contexts.
Exalt and the related term exaltation may refer to:

Other meanings

exaltation in French: Exaltation
exaltation in Finnish: Eksaltaatio

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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