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elated

[ih-ley-tid] /ɪˈleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits:
an elated winner of a contest.
Origin of elated
1605-1615
1605-15; elate + -ed2
Related forms
elatedly, adverb
elatedness, noun
superelated, adjective
unelated, adjective
Synonyms
overjoyed, ecstatic.
Antonyms
dejected.

elate

[ih-leyt] /ɪˈleɪt/
verb (used with object), elated, elating.
1.
to make very happy or proud:
news to elate the hearer.
adjective
2.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English elat proud, exalted < Latin ēlātus carried away, lifted up (past participle of efferre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + lā- carry, lift (see translate) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
overelate, verb (used with object), overelated, overelating.
unelating, adjective
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  • Why was she not elated, transported with the surprise and the sudden promise of success?

    Seven Miles to Arden Ruth Sawyer
  • Of course, the overseer was not at all elated with the sentiment contained in Jack's toast.

    Clotelle William Wells Brown
  • He could lose with a good grace; when he won was not elated.

    Black Diamonds Mr Jkai
  • The British regulars, elated with their late success, were in his rear.

  • Was it my new feeling of sisterhood that so elated me—or was it, more, Mrs. Sewall's capitulation?

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
British Dictionary definitions for elated

elated

/ɪˈleɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
full of high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism; very happy
Derived Forms
elatedly, adverb
elatedness, noun

elate

/ɪˈleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ēlāt- stem of past participle of efferre to bear away, from ferre to carry
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Word Origin and History for elated
adj.

1610s, past participle adjective from elate.

elate

v.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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