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.
Archaic. raised; elevated.
- non·el·e·vat·ing, adjective
- re·el·e·vate, verb (used with object), re·el·e·vat·ed, re·el·e·vat·ing.
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How to use elevate in a sentence
“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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
This slight acquaintance with the nobility of France did not, however, elevate them in her esteem.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
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
British Dictionary definitions for elevate
to move to a higher place
to raise in rank or status; promote
to put in a cheerful mood; elate
to put on a higher cultural plane; uplift: to elevate the tone of a conversation
to raise the axis of a gun
to raise the intensity or pitch of (the voice)
RC Church to lift up (the Host) at Mass for adoration
- elevatory, adjective
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