- raised up, especially above the ground or above the normal level: an elevated platform; an elevated pulse.
- exalted or noble; lofty: elevated thoughts.
- elated; joyful.
Origin of elevated
[verb el-uh-veyt; adjective el-uh-veyt, -vit]
- 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.
Origin of elevate
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.
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1. lift, hoist. 2. advance, upgrade, dignify.
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Examples from the Web for elevated
Perhaps more importantly, she protected and elevated causes and voices—diverse voices—that would have otherwise never been heard.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable
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She took her temperature on Monday and noted it was slightly elevated to 99.5, just under the threshold for worry.Ebola Nurses Are As Brave As Soldiers
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My headlights caught a lonely figure under the elevated train tracks.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
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Still, the program, along with his many books on film, elevated Ebert to “rock star status,” says James.‘Life Itself’: A Fitting, Heartrending Tribute to Cinema’s Great Appreciator Roger Ebert
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A closer reading of the Sleeprate dashboard found that both it and the PSG detected an elevated heart rate.How I Finally Got to the Bottom of My Insomnia
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The whole rough appearance of the man was elevated into dignity.Weighed and Wanting
When the grain is sufficiently grown it is elevated to the kilns.
He says, in his newspapers, they ought to be elevated by education.American Notes
Yet there was a grandeur in my desolation that would have elevated my heart but for the fear.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
For a moment he forgot his elevated sentiments and his heroism, and flew to raise her.Imogen
- raised to or being at a higher level
- inflated or lofty; exaltedan elevated opinion of oneself
- in a cheerful mood; elated
- informal slightly drunk
- US short for elevated railwaySee elevated railway
- 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; upliftto 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
C15: from Latin ēlevāre from levāre to raise, from levis (adj) light
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Word Origin and History for elevated
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