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elate

[ ih-leyt ]
/ ɪˈleɪt /
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verb (used with object), e·lat·ed, e·lat·ing.

to make very happy or proud: news to elate the hearer.

adjective

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Origin of elate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM elate

o·ver·e·late, verb (used with object), o·ver·e·lat·ed, o·ver·e·lat·ing.un·e·lat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for elate

elate
/ (ɪˈleɪt) /

verb

(tr) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism

Word Origin for elate

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