What does the word exalt mean?

Usage examples for exalt

  1. No, I would no have you think that I would exalt my boy above all the others who have lived and died in France in the way of duty. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  2. As to the general authority of the Court of Directors, there is reason to apprehend that on the whole it was somewhat degraded by the act whose professed purpose was to exalt it, and that the only effect of the Parliamentary sanction to their orders has been, that along with those orders the law of the land has been despised and trampled under foot. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. He, therefore, took such steps as would exalt the Church in the opinion of his countrymen and at the same time would render it a serviceable agent of the government. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes