- very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits: an elated winner of a contest.
Origin of elated
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- to make very happy or proud: news to elate the hearer.
Origin of elate
Examples from the Web for elated
It was like waking from a beautiful dream and feeling so elated and special.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
No singer—not Miley Cyrus, not Pitbull, not Robin Thicke—got the kind of ear-splitting, elated response that Mahone did.I Was Way Too Old for Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert. But I Couldn’t Have Had More Fun.
December 14, 2013
Unbeknownst to Richard, his friend had found the ring and decided to film his elated reaction in a now-viral video.Colbert’s Olympic Solution, ‘Breaking Bad’ Romcom & More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
August 17, 2013
Dreamers,” says Gutierrez, “have the upper hand” and will be “elated” and will “help the Obama campaign.Obama’s Dreamer Immigration Move Boosts His Standing With Arizona Latinos
Terry Greene Sterling
June 20, 2012
There was an elated hum in the room, but the guests restrained themselves.Harper Lee Makes a Surprise Appearance at an Alabama Literary Luncheon
Mary McDonagh Murphy
May 3, 2012
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
Leicester was extremely pleased and elated with these honors.Queen Elizabeth
- full of high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism; very happy
- (tr) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism
Word Origin and History for elated
1610s, past participle adjective from 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.