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uplifted

[uhp-lif-tid] /ʌpˈlɪf tɪd/
adjective
1.
improved, as in mood or spirit.
2.
raised or elevated, as a beam.
Origin of uplifted
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English: orig., past participle of uplift

uplift

[verb uhp-lift; noun uhp-lift] /verb ʌpˈlɪft; noun ˈʌpˌlɪft/
verb (used with object)
1.
to lift up; raise; elevate.
2.
to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like:
to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
3.
to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
verb (used without object)
4.
to become uplifted.
noun
5.
an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
6.
the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
7.
emotional or spiritual exaltation.
8.
a brassiere.
9.
Geology. an upheaval.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English upliften. See up-, lift
Related forms
upliftment, noun
Synonyms
7. enrichment, betterment, enhancement.
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  • Betimes, he seeks a lower level, and may be found upon a stranded, uplifted snag.

  • A hand came up under his uplifted arm and sought the keyhole.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • But when she saw the uplifted crutch, she swooned away, and I thanked God for it.

    Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The appearance of the child is that of a person who is rested, satisfied, and uplifted.

  • Exchange your money into men; purified, uplifted, redeemed men.

    Quiet Talks on Service S. D. Gordon
  • Songs of thanksgiving were uplifted that night at Compline in the choir.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • The solemnity of his promise to Ellen, however, recurred to him in time to restrain his uplifted arm.

    The Dead Boxer William Carleton
  • Jack looked into the warm and shining light of his uplifted face.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • But the fathomless expression of happiness upon Sophie's uplifted face struck through her gloom and pain.

    Bressant Julian Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for uplifted

uplift

verb (transitive) (ʌpˈlɪft)
1.
to raise; elevate; lift up
2.
to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
3.
(Scot & NZ) to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up
noun (ˈʌpˌlɪft)
4.
the act, process, or result of lifting up
5.
the act or process of bettering moral, social or cultural conditions, etc
6.
  1. a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
  2. (as modifier): an uplift bra
7.
the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building
Derived Forms
uplifter, noun
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Word Origin and History for uplifted

uplift

v.

mid-14c., from up + lift (v.). Related: Uplifted; uplifting.

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