verb (used with object), el·e·vat·ed, el·e·vat·ing.
- elevated railroad,
- elevated railway,
Origin of elevate
Examples from the Web for elevate
It needs to voice and elevate an idea of democratic citizenship strong enough to block the growth of money in politics.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Suddenly there was a trend to elevate comfort food,” continues Hanna-Korpi.Have We Reached ‘Peak Burger’? The Crazy Fetishization of Our Most Basic Comfort Food|Brandon Presser|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some research suggests use can elevate the risk of psychosis in people already at risk.
It was one of the very few realms in India to elevate a woman to the throne.
We should educate people about what business does in its core activity to elevate people out of poverty.Goldman’s Lloyd Blankfein Says He Learned ‘Lessons’ from Occupy Wall Street|David Freedlander|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What I have to say will be upon this point: Why Puritanism is especially fitted to elevate the despised races.
You could not elevate your mind even to comprehend my motives.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly|Charles James Lever
The suffragists professed to "occupy higher moral ground," to uplift politics, and to elevate womanhood.Anti-Suffrage Essays|Various
For seconds, it seemed to elevate him to some remote, lofty plane where life was serene, uncomplicated.Shock Treatment|Stanley Mullen
The original man stands above us, and wishes to wrench us from our old fixtures, and elevate us to a higher and clearer level.
Word Origin for elevate
late 15c., from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare "lift up, raise," figuratively, "to lighten, alleviate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever). Related: Elevated; elevating.