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elate

[ ih-leyt ]

verb (used with object)

, e·lat·ed, e·lat·ing.
  1. to make very happy or proud:

    news to elate the hearer.



adjective

elate

/ ɪˈleɪt /

verb

  1. tr to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism


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Other Words From

  • over·e·late verb (used with object) overelated overelating
  • une·lating adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of elate1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English elat “proud, exalted,” from Latin ēlātus “borne away, lifted up,” past participle of efferre “to bear away, lift up,” from ē- e- 1 + ferre “to bear, bring, carry”; for the element -lātus, earlier tlātus (unrecorded), thole 2( def ), tolerate ( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of elate1

C16: from Latin ēlāt- stem of past participle of efferre to bear away, from ferre to carry

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Example Sentences

Each summer — often several times a summer — my family drove over Tioga Pass, crossed the cattle guard up into Lundy Canyon, stripped on the rock beside the swimming hole, plunged into the snowmelt and emerged, elated and cleansed.

So, investors are bracing for the news, advertisers are being impacted to a greater extent than they might’ve anticipated and users probably won’t be elated by the content of the NYT article.

His victory elated the crowd of 135,000, the largest to watch a sports event since the coronavirus pandemic began, and the affection was mutual as he climbed a fence in joy, then ran down the track waving and saluting fans.

It was strange, but as he stared at the taped tubes, the image of scarcity elated him.

But as he held on through the dark and solemn forest path he grew less elate.

Success made Samuel Clemens merely elate, more kindly, more humanly generous.

First edition:— And my face bear his brand—mine, that once bore Love's badge elate!

Winnie was the only one whom this mystery did not seem to elate.

He had returned from his day's outing and his countenance shone elate.

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