exalt vs thrill what difference

what is difference between exalt and thrill

English

Etymology

From Middle English exalten, from Old French exalter, from Latin exaltō

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɔːlt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːlt
  • Hyphenation: ex‧alt

Verb

exalt (third-person singular simple present exalts, present participle exalting, simple past and past participle exalted)

  1. (transitive) To honor; to hold in high esteem.
    They exalted their queen.
  2. (transitive) To raise in rank, status etc., to elevate.
    The man was exalted from a humble carpenter to a minister.
  3. (transitive) To elate, or fill with the joy of success.
  4. (transitive, chemistry, archaic) To refine or subtilize.

Usage notes

Do not confuse exalt (praise) (transitive) with exult (rejoice) (intransitive).

Synonyms

  • upgrade

Antonyms

  • abase
  • demean

Derived terms

  • exaltedly
  • exaltedness
  • exalter

Translations

See also

  • exult

Further reading

  • exalt at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • -taxel, LaTeX, latex, taxel


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /θɹɪl/
    • (UK, US) IPA(key): [θɾ̪̊ɪɫ]
    • (Ireland) IPA(key): [θɾ̪̊ɪl], [t̪ɾ̪̊ɪl]
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Etymology 1

From Old English þȳrlian (to pierce), derived from þȳrel (hole) (archaic English thirl).

Verb

thrill (third-person singular simple present thrills, present participle thrilling, simple past and past participle thrilled)

  1. (ergative) To suddenly excite someone, or to give someone great pleasure; to (figuratively) electrify; to experience such a sensation.
    • 1854, Matthew Arnold, Preface to Poems
      vivid and picturesque turns of expression [] which thrill the reader with a sudden delight
  2. (ergative) To (cause something to) tremble or quiver.
  3. (obsolete) To perforate by a pointed instrument; to bore; to transfix; to drill.
  4. (obsolete) To hurl; to throw; to cast.
    • 1632, Thomas Heywood, The Iron Age
      I’d thrill my jauelin at the Grecian moysture
Derived terms
  • enthrill
Translations

Noun

thrill (plural thrills)

  1. A trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion.
  2. A cause of sudden excitement; a kick.
  3. (medicine) A slight quivering of the heart that accompanies a cardiac murmur.
  4. A breathing place or hole; a nostril, as of a bird.
Derived terms

Translations

Etymology 2

Blend of thread (verb) +‎ drill (verb).

Verb

thrill (third-person singular simple present thrills, present participle thrilling, simple past and past participle thrilled)

  1. (machining) To drill and thread in one operation, using a tool bit that cuts the hole and the threads in one series of computer-controlled movements.

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