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'Exaltation'

Definition of 'exaltation'
From: WordNet
noun
A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens [syn: ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus]
noun
The location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
noun
A flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
noun
The elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) [syn: deification, exaltation, apotheosis]
Definition of 'Exaltation'
From: GCIDE
Exaltation \Ex`al*ta"tion\, n. [L. exaltatio: cf. F.exaltation.]
1. The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation. [1913 Webster]
Wondering at my flight, and change To this high exaltation. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
2. (Alchem.) The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property. [1913 Webster]
3. (Astrol.) That place of a planet in the zodiac in which it was supposed to exert its strongest influence. [1913 Webster]
4. (Med.) An abnormal sense of personal well-being, power, or importance, -- a symptom observed in various forms of insanity. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Synonyms of 'exaltation'
accolade, adulation, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, altitude, apotheosis, ascent, assumption, beatification, beatitude, bepraisement, bewitchment, bigheartedness, bigness, blessedness, blessing, bliss, blissfulness, boost, canonization, ceiling, cheer, cheerfulness, chivalrousness, chivalry, cloud nine, congratulation, consecration, consequence, conspicuousness, dedication, deification, delectation, delight, devotion, dignification, distinction, ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, elevation, eloge, eminence, enchantment, encomium, ennoblement, enshrinement, enthronement, erection, errantry, escalation, eulogium, eulogy, euphoria, excellence, excessive praise, exhilaration, extolment, exuberance, felicity, flattery, gaiety, generosity, generousness, gladness, glee, glorification, glory, grace, graduation, grandeur, great heart, greatheartedness, greatness, greatness of heart, hallowing, happiness, hauteur, heaven, height, heighth, hero worship, heroism, high mightiness, high spirits, high-mindedness, highness, homage, hommage, honor, idealism, idolatry, idolizing, immortalization, importance, intoxication, joy, joyance, joyfulness, justification, justification by works, knight-errantry, knighting, knightliness, kudos, largeheartedness, laud, laudation, liberality, liberalness, lifting, lionizing, loftiness, magnanimity, magnanimousness, magnification, mark, meed of praise, nobility, noble-mindedness, nobleness, notability, note, openhandedness, outstandingness, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, overpraise, paean, panegyric, paradise, passing, pay raise, perpendicular distance, praise, preferment, princeliness, prominence, promotion, purification, raise, raising, rapture, ravishment, rearing, rise, sainthood, sainting, sanctification, setting apart, seventh heaven, significance, state of grace, stature, sublimity, sunshine, supereminence, sursum corda, tallness, toploftiness, transport, tribute, unalloyed happiness, upbuoying, upcast, upgrading, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, upthrow, upthrust
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