[verb uhp-lift; noun uhp-lift]
- to lift up; raise; elevate.
- to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
- to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
- to become uplifted.
- an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
- the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
- emotional or spiritual exaltation.
- a brassiere.
- Geology. an upheaval.
Origin of uplift
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7. enrichment, betterment, enhancement.
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Examples from the Web for upliftment
Each unit should try to help the great force for good by sending forth strong positive thoughts for its upliftment.Three Things
As she walked these feelings wore off, and were replaced by a feeling of upliftment which was magical in its change.The Moon Rock
Arthur J. Rees
Parenthood thus brings forth our divinity and is at once a cross and an upliftment.Manual of the Enumeration
C. J. Coffman
It must now go forth into the world and conquer all hearts and bring purification and upliftment to its creator and herself.The Song of Songs
- to raise; elevate; lift up
- to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
- Scot and NZ to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up
- the act, process, or result of lifting up
- the act or process of bettering moral, social or cultural conditions, etc
- a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
- (as modifier)an uplift bra
- the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building
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Word Origin and History for upliftment
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