verb (used with object), el·e·vat·ed, el·e·vat·ing.
Origin of elevate
Related formsnon·el·e·vat·ing, adjectivere·el·e·vate, verb (used with object), re·el·e·vat·ed, re·el·e·vat·ing.
Examples from the Web for elevating
How effective do you feel the medium is in campaigning for social justice and elevating social consciousness?Rory Kennedy on ‘Last Days in Vietnam,’ the Parallels Between Vietnam and Iraq, and Ferguson|Marlow Stern|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year Ellen Page made waves by elevating the celebrity video game cameo to an art form.Kevin Spacey and the Most Inexplicable Celebrity Video Game Cameos|Amy Zimmerman|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jenkins manages to humanize Manning while simultaneously explaining and elevating his mythology.Super Bowl Lineup: The Best NFL Longreads This Season|Ben Teitelbaum|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bratton brought along Maple, elevating him in a single leap from Lieutenant to Deputy Commissioner for Operations.
You reap what you sow, and Republicans are paying the price for elevating a minority within their party.Ghosts of the Confederacy Out in Force as Fringe Rules GOP|Eleanor Clift|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bolts d and e are to secure the rest a to the elevating rest, and c c are the clamps for the two tools b.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
"It is astonishing how blind a boy is to anything that is elevating or beautiful," he observed.The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories|E. M. Forster
His whole adult life was spent in the work of elevating the common people by cheap, yet wholesome, publications.How to Succeed|Orison Swett Marden
They have a very strong moral and elevating influence in a community.Modern Persia|Mooshie G. Daniel
This consists in elevating the shoulders, opening the eyes and mouth and raising the eyebrow; the whole in token of surprise.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various