to make very happy or proud: news to elate the hearer.
- 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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How to use elate in a sentence
Go where glory waits thee; But, while fame elates thee,O, still remember me!The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
Every little fluctuation of the market elates or depresses them to an extent greater than they think.Lights and Shadows of New York Life | James D. McCabe
If favourable, I do not deny that the praise elates, and if unfavourable, that the abuse irritates.Life of Lord Byron, With His Letters And Journals, Vol. 5 (of 6) | (Lord Byron) George Gordon Byron
For the coming of the Emperor elates the courage of the Papists, who have obtained the entire direction of affairs at Metz.Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4) | Jules Bonnet
British Dictionary definitions for elate
(tr) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism
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