- to make very happy or proud: news to elate the hearer.
Origin of elate
Examples from the Web for elating
Historical Examples of elating
However that might be, a sudden, elating thought caused him an intense joy.Roads of Destiny
In sacred canticles, some airs are for elating the heart into raptures, others to restore the mind to its former tranquillity.The Training of a Public Speaker
Scared Brinnaria was, but even through her worst qualms of panic she was uplifted by an elating sense of her own importance.The Unwilling Vestal
Edward Lucas White
The contrast now, instead of elating her, simply accentuated her reminiscence of guilt.Too Old for Dolls
Anthony Mario Ludovici
- (tr) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism
Word Origin 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.