- to make very happy or proud: news to elate the hearer.
Origin of elate
Examples from the Web for elate
He held out his arms with a gesture indescribable, elate, nervous with his passion.Gilian The Dreamer
He was very sprightly and elate, but I was in no sort of mood to share in his buoyancy.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
The host, elate with the honour of Nell's coming, was eager to offer us accommodation.Simon Dale
This they knew the desert could never do, and it caused their spirits to elate with hope.The American Family Robinson
D. W. Belisle
I would have been elate but it occurred to me there was an inconsistency.Fantazius Mallare
- (tr) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism
Word Origin and History for elate
1570s, literal, "to raise, elevate," probably from Latin elatus "uplifted, exalted," past participle of effere (see elation), or else a back-formation from elation. Figurative use from 1610s. Related: Elated; elating.