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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 of elate
1350-1400
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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  • The contrast now, instead of elating her, simply accentuated her reminiscence of guilt.

    Too Old for Dolls Anthony Mario Ludovici
  • However that might be, a sudden, elating thought caused him an intense joy.

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
  • 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.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
British Dictionary definitions for elating

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 elating

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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