You might like your manager, but if you exalt her, it means you really put her on a pedestal and treat her like royalty.

To exalt is to hold or raise someone up to a high position or status. It doesn’t have to mean literally putting that person into a high position, but instead treating them almost like nobility. Overly doting parents exalt their infant to the point where they praise him every time he wets his diaper and call the neighbors over every time he coos.

Definitions of exalt
  1. verb

    praise, glorify, or honor

    extol, glorify, laud, proclaim
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    canonise, canonize

    treat as a sacred person

    exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
    crack up

    rhapsodize about

    praise by singing a hymn
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    express approval of

  2. verb

    raise in rank, character, or status

    exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King’s adviser”
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    exalt to the position of a God
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    elevate, lift, raise

    raise in rank or condition

  3. verb

    heighten or intensify

    “These paintings
    exalt the imagination”
    animate, enliven, inspire, invigorate
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    inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
    barrack, cheer, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge, urge on

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    foster, nurture

    help develop, help grow

    encourage somebody by crying hollo
    buoy, cheer, embolden, hearten, recreate

    give encouragement to
    draw out

    make more sociable
    bring out

    encourage to be less reserved
    goad, spur

    give heart or courage to
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    excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

  4. verb

    fill with sublime emotion

    beatify, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, tickle pink
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    elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift

    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

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