elevate

[ verb el-uh-veyt; adjective el-uh-veyt, -vit ]
/ verb ˈɛl əˌveɪt; adjective ˈɛl əˌveɪt, -vɪt /

verb (used with object), el·e·vat·ed, el·e·vat·ing.

to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up.
to raise to a higher state, rank, or office; exalt; promote: to elevate an archbishop to cardinal.
to raise to a higher intellectual or spiritual level: Good poetry may elevate the mind.
to raise the spirits; put in high spirits.
to raise (the voice) in pitch or volume.

adjective

Archaic. raised; elevated.

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Origin of elevate

1490–1500; <Latin ēlevātus lightened, lifted up (past participle of ēlevāre), equivalent to ē-e-1 + lev- light + -ātus-ate1

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2. Elevate, enhance, exalt, heighten mean to raise or make higher in some respect. To elevate is to raise something up to a higher level, position, or state: to elevate the living standards of a group. To enhance is to add to the attractions or desirability of something: Landscaping enhances the beauty of the grounds. To exalt is to raise very high in rank, character, estimation, mood, etc.: A king is exalted above his subjects. To heighten is to increase the strength or intensity: to heighten one's powers of concentration.

OTHER WORDS FROM elevate

non·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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British Dictionary definitions for elevate

elevate
/ (ˈɛlɪˌveɪt) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of elevate

elevatory, adjective

Word Origin for elevate

C15: from Latin ēlevāre from levāre to raise, from levis (adj) light
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