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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
First recorded in 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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  • Never since the war began had Dick felt so elated as he did that morning.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Mr. Torrance is elated to share a secret with Roger about which mother is not to know.

    Echoes of the War J. M. Barrie
  • Another voice, stalwart, elated, cut through it like a sword.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • He was as elated as I, but I forgot the past long, long siege, while he remembered it.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Leicester was extremely pleased and elated with these honors.

    Queen Elizabeth Jacob Abbott
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.

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