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Elevate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EL'EVATE, v.t. [L. elevo; e and levo, to raise; Eng. to lift. See Lift.]
1. To raise, in a literal and general sense; to raise from a low or deep place to a higher.
2. To exalt; to raise to higher state or station; as, to elevate a man to an office.
3. To improve, refine or dignify; to raise from or above low conceptions; as, to elevate the mind.
4. To raise from a low or common state; to exalt; as, to elevate the character; to elevate a nation.
5. To elate with price.
6. To excite; to cheer; to animate; as, to elevate the spirits.
7. To take from; to detract; to lessen by detraction. [Not used.]
8. To raise from any tone to one more acute; as, to elevate the voice.
9. To augment or swell; to make louder, as sound.
EL'EVATE, a. [L. elevatus.] Elevated; raised aloft.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work" [syn: promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate] [ant: break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate]
2: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load" [syn: raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up] [ant: bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down]
3: raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty" [syn: lift, raise, elevate]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 14th century archaic elevated II. verb (-vated; -vating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare, from e- + levare to raise more at lever Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to lift up or make higher ; raise <elevate a patient's leg> <exercises that elevate the heart rate> 2. to raise in rank or status <was elevated to chairman> 3. to improve morally, intellectually, or culturally <great books that both entertain and elevate their readers> 4. to raise the spirits of ; elate intransitive verb to become elevated ; rise <his voice elevated to a shout> Synonyms: see lift

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 bring to a higher position. 2 Eccl. hold up (the Host or the chalice) for adoration. 3 raise, lift (one's eyes etc.). 4 raise the axis of (a gun). 5 raise (a railway etc.) above ground level. 6 exalt in rank etc. 7 (usu. as elevated adj.) raise morally or intellectually (elevated style). 8 (as elevated adj.) colloq. slightly drunk. Derivatives: elevatory adj. Etymology: L elevare raise (as E-, levis light)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Elevate El"e*vate, a. [L. elevatus, p. p.] Elevated; raised aloft. [Poetic] --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Elevate El"e*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elevated; p. pr. & vb. n. Elevating.] [L. elevatus, p. p. of elevare; e + levare to lift up, raise, akin to levis light in weight. See Levity.] 1. To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc. 2. To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position. 3. To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits. 4. To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character. 5. To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice. 6. To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy. [Colloq. & Sportive] ``The elevated cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo.'' --Sir W. Scott. 7. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage. [A Latin meaning] [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor. To elevate a piece (Gun.), to raise the muzzle; to lower the breech. Syn: To exalt; dignify; ennoble; erect; raise; hoist; heighten; elate; cheer; flush; excite; animate.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(elevates, elevating, elevated) 1. When someone or something achieves a more important rank or status, you can say that they are elevated to it. (FORMAL) He was elevated to the post of prime minister. = promote VERB: usu passive, be V-ed to n elevation The Prime Minister is known to favour the elevation of more women to the Cabinet... N-UNCOUNT: usu with poss, N to n 2. If you elevate something to a higher status, you consider it to be better or more important than it really is. Don't elevate your superiors to superstar status. VERB: V n to n 3. To elevate something means to increase it in amount or intensity. (FORMAL) Emotional stress can elevate blood pressure. ...overweight individuals who have elevated cholesterol levels. = raise VERB: V n, V-ed 4. If you elevate something, you raise it above a horizontal level. (FORMAL) Jack elevated the gun at the sky. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Raise, lift, lift up. 2. Exalt, promote, advance, aggrandize. 3. Improve, dignify, ennoble, refine, exalt, greaten. 4. Animate, elate, cheer, exhilarate, excite, flush.

Moby Thesaurus

acculturate, advance, aggrandize, ameliorate, amend, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, better, boost, bring forward, buoy up, canonize, cast up, civilize, crown, deify, edify, educate, elate, emend, enhance, enlighten, ennoble, enrich, enshrine, enthrone, erect, escalate, exalt, fatten, favor, flush, forward, foster, glamorize, glorify, go straight, graduate, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, immortalize, improve, improve upon, jerk up, kick upstairs, knight, knock up, lard, levitate, lift, lift up, lionize, lob, loft, magnify, make an improvement, make legendary, meliorate, mend, nurture, pass, perk up, pick up, pitch, prefer, promote, raise, raise aloft, raise up, rear, rear aloft, rear up, refine upon, reform, rise, saint, sanctify, set up, sky, socialize, stand upright, stick up, straighten out, take up, throne, throw up, transfigure, transform, up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upgrade, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, upright, upthrow



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