[rel-uh-vey; French ruh luh-vey]
- a rising up onto full point or half point from the flat of the feet.
Origin of relevé
1925–30; < French: literally, raised, past participle of relever; see relieve
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Examples from the Web for releve
Appius Claudius et senex et cæcus, a father full of wisedome can releve the state of decaying Rome.
Word Origin and History for releve
1825 as a dish; 1930 in ballet, from French relevé, 19th century verbal noun from past participle of relever (see relieve), so, literally "raised up."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper