Before entering fully into the definition of exalting we will know its etymological origin. In this case we can establish that it is a word that derives from Latin, exactly from the verb “exaltare”, 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 your dictionary mentions encumbrate, exalt or glorify something or someone .
For example: "The authorities of the municipality study to carry out a series of measures to exalt local crops nationwide", “An educator must exalt positive values so that students assimilate them and wish to adopt them”, "The president dedicated much of his speech to exalt the figure of the official candidate".
When it is intended to exalt a fact or an individual, it is raised due to its extraordinary features or their merits . If a sports journalist analyzes a game of soccer , his chronicle will exalt that player who stands out above the rest for his good level. In a similar sense, in a musical festival, critics will be dedicated to exalting the bands that gave the most applauded or highest quality concerts.
Colloquially, the verb that concerns us 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 through which someone who has drunk enough and is drunk. And it is determined that those who have a drunkenness is habitual to devote themselves to exalting their friends by giving them kisses and hugs.
In the literary field we also use the term that concerns us. Thus, for example, it is considered by some authors that the celebration of Book Day is a way to exalt 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 devote part of their pages or their programs to talk about those pens and to recognize them for their trajectory or successes.
Another use of exalting is linked to shake, excite or intensify a passion or a feeling . An exalted subject, in this context, is nervous or has a troubled mood: "The singer shouldn't exalt fans like that: 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 responsible for exalting the public", "People who were in the hospital guard sector began to be exalted by the delay in care".