verb (used with object), e·lat·ed, e·lat·ing.
Origin of elate
Examples from the Web for elate
But at any moment—day or night—at any elate emotional moment ready!Robin|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Victory may elate and exalt, but he will not forget the occasion or the facts.The Vitalized School|Francis B. Pearson
It did not elate her, it did not disturb her; she scarcely realised it.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete|Gilbert Parker
But Nigel was a Scot, and therefore also asked himself why the lady's spirit, as reflected in her eyes, should be so elate.The Mercenary|W. J. Eccott
In ten minutes she had locked her door, hurried away, elate, happy.Cinderella Jane|Marjorie Benton Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for elate
Word Origin for elate
Word Origin and History for elate
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.