Before entering fully into the definition of exalting, we are going to know its etymological origin. In this case we can establish that it is a word that derives from Latin, exactly from the verb “exalt”, which is the result of the sum of the following lexical components:
-The prefix “ex-“, which means “out”.
-The adjective “altus”, which is synonymous with “high”.
-The suffix “-are”, which is used to shape verbs.
The first meaning mentioned by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) in his dictionary he mentions exalt, exalt or glorify something or someone.
For instance: “The municipal authorities are studying to carry out a series of measures to promote local crops at the national level”, “An educator must exalt positive values so that students assimilate them and want to adopt them”, “The president dedicated a large part of his speech to exalting the figure of the ruling candidate”.
When it is intended to exalt a fact or an individual, it is elevated due to its extraordinary features or their merits. If a sports journalist analyzes a match of soccer, his chronicle will exalt that player who stands out above the rest for his good level. In a similar vein, at a music festival, critics will dedicate themselves to extolling the bands that delivered the most acclaimed or highest quality concerts.
In a colloquial way, the verb in question is used in an expression: to exalt friendship. Specifically, it means giving value to the friendship you have with another person. However, it is common for this expression to be used to refer to a phase that someone who has had enough to drink and is intoxicated goes through. And it is that it is determined that those who have a drunkenness are usually dedicated to exalting their friends by giving them kisses and hugs.
In the literary field, the term at hand is also used. Thus, for example, it is considered by some authors that the celebration of Book Day is a way of exalting the vanity of writers, because their works are given prominence and because they receive constant praise from the general public. And not only for that, but also because the media dedicate part of their pages or programs to talking about those pens and recognizing them for their trajectory or successes.
Another use of exalt is linked to agitate, excite or intensify a passion or a feeling. An exalted subject, in this context, is nervous or has a disturbed mood: “The singer should not exalt the fans in that way: there are thousands of people in the stadium and the situation could get out of control”, “With his attitude on the court, the tennis player was in charge of exalting the public”, “The people who were in the hospital guard sector began to get excited by the delay in care”.