verb (used without object), lev·i·tat·ed, lev·i·tat·ing.
verb (used with object), lev·i·tat·ed, lev·i·tat·ing.
- levine, jack,
- levine, james,
Origin of levitate
Examples from the Web for levitate
His body appears to levitate—his left foot is off the ground.
“I can levitate,” he says, and he tries to get up from the couch, but he cannot.
One family “watched as the heavy wooden bedroom dresser eerily began to levitate a few inches off the floor.”
Matilda wins through her intelligence and a blossoming superpower to levitate objects with her mind.‘Matilda’ Star Mara Wilson Reviews ‘Matilda the Musical’|Ramin Setoodeh|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In private, they lift their eyes toward the ceiling when the Americans and Israelis levitate about an Iranian nuclear weapon.
My rat cannot levitate cheese-crumbs weighing more than 1.7 grams.The Leader|William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
My body seemed to be of ethereal substance, ready to levitate.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
He looked at the buttons on the dash, wondering which would make it levitate.Pursuit|Lester del Rey
I did not levitate, because the feebleness of her call indicated she might be hurt and on the ground.Lonesome Hearts|Russell Robert Winterbotham
They circled the Pentagon with hundreds of protestors and said a magic spell that was supposed to levitate it.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Word Origin for levitate
1670s, "to rise by virtue of lightness," from Latin levitas "lightness," patterned in English on gravitate. Sense of "raise (a person) into the air" is mainly from spiritualism (1870s). Related: Levitated; levitating.