The contrast now, instead of elating her, simply accentuated her reminiscence of guilt.
However that might be, a sudden, elating thought caused him an intense joy.
In sacred canticles, some airs are for elating the heart into raptures, others to restore the mind to its former tranquillity.
Scared Brinnaria was, but even through her worst qualms of panic she was uplifted by an elating sense of her own importance.
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.