exalt (http://definr.com/exalt)

     v 1: praise, glorify, or honor: "extol the virtues of one's
          children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud,
           extol, glorify, proclaim]
     2: fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink(exhilarate is
        obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at
        the prospect of going to the movies" [syn: exhilarate, thrill]
     3: heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the
        imagination" [syn: inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven]
     4: raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble
        shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"