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OTHER WORDS FROM elevatenon·el·e·vat·ing, adjectivere·el·e·vate, verb (used with object), re·el·e·vat·ed, re·el·e·vat·ing.
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What does elevate mean?
To elevate something is to move it to a higher position or to lift it up, as in The mechanic elevated the car on a lift so she could work underneath it.
Literally, to elevate means to move something to a higher plane. This is normally used in reference to machines or vehicles made to raise something or to lift up something like a ceiling or shelf.
Elevate is more commonly used figuratively, meaning to go up in status, value, office, or something else that is measured from low to high. For example, if you become captain of your basketball team, you are elevated to the role of captain.
Elevate also means to move feelings from negative to positive or to increase the positivity of feelings. If you’re feeling sad, you might try to elevate your feelings to happiness by taking a hike or going out with friends.
Example: I will be elevated to the rank of vice president by the end of the year.
Where does elevate come from?
The first records of the term elevate come from around the 1490s. It comes from the Latin ēlevātus meaning “lightened” or “lifted up.”
Elevate is often used in philosophical or spiritual discussions, even casual conversations. In these situations, elevate is often used as a synonym for transcend and is a major part of several mindfulness or meditative philosophies that deal with ignoring or accepting physical worries and becoming relaxed or more calm as a result.
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Elevate can be used literally or figuratively to mean to lift up.
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) June 5, 2019
the human says. there are two options.. inside or outside. but if they would. elevate their mindset. they would uncover. a third option: stand. in the doorway. and sniff the air
— Thoughts of Dog® (@dog_feelings) December 7, 2017
Don't be afraid to elevate your mind and do things better than you did before. #LaughNowFlyLater
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) October 19, 2017
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“To become a household name you still need to tell a bigger story through a video ad,” said Allen Adamson, brand consultant and co-founder of Metaforce, adding that the shift toward offline channels could help “elevate” the brand.‘Significant shift’: With a new national TV spot, Zocdoc is changing its advertising strategy to be more offline|Kristina Monllos|September 10, 2020|Digiday
Before this, Beyonce had elevated Lafalaise’s artistry by dawning a cowrie shell face mask called Lagbaja in her “Spirit” music video.Lafalaise Dion Takes ESSENCE On A Personal Journey|Nandi Howard|September 4, 2020|Essence.com
In short, SEO is a sustainable way to elevate your online presence and raise brand awareness.Five reasons why SEO should be prioritized over paid media campaigns|Ryan Gould|September 4, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Göbekli Tepe epitomizes two important changes that seem to have happened in parallel around 12,000 years ago, both of which involve societies beginning to separate themselves from, and elevate themselves above, nature.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Jo Marchant|September 2, 2020|Nautilus
On the upside, China’s stimulus to revive its economy is fueling demand for Australian commodity prices, keeping the terms of trade elevated in the second quarter.A country that escaped a recession in 2008 is officially in one now|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 2, 2020|Fortune
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.Weed Gave My Family Everything—Then Took It Away|Abby Haglage|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was one of the very few realms in India to elevate a woman to the throne.India’s Newest State Telangana Is Bosnia Redux|Kranti Rai|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The gunner's seat moved with the carriage, from which he could elevate or depress the muzzle by a lever.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The highest themes which can elevate or engross the mind of man claimed her profound and delighted reveries.
This slight acquaintance with the nobility of France did not, however, elevate them in her esteem.
Shakespeare, Sheridan, Bulwer,—but I cannot go through the list of fine dramatic writers whose works elevate the mind and taste.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
There is a subsidised theatre at Lisbon, but it does little to elevate the dramatic art elsewhere.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street