to lift up; raise; elevate.
to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
to become uplifted.
an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
emotional or spiritual exaltation.
Geology. an upheaval.
- up·lift·ment, noun
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How to use uplift in a sentence
The publisher ties how these attention metrics correlate to brand uplift metrics like awareness, consideration and action.‘Demonstrate how attention metrics drive long-term outcomes’: How The Telegraph proves its ads work | Lucinda Southern | October 8, 2020 | Digiday
Now, it’s in the process of tying how brand uplift leads to advertiser commercial goals through its partnership with tech company Infosum.‘Demonstrate how attention metrics drive long-term outcomes’: How The Telegraph proves its ads work | Lucinda Southern | October 8, 2020 | Digiday
Some campaigns don’t create any uplift at all, but others massively exceed these averages.Why publishers need to shift brand lift measurement to an always-on metric | Brand Metrics | October 6, 2020 | Digiday
Walmart also saw a big uplift a few years ago when it updated its stores, notably with new grocery areas.Walmart unveils new store design inspired by Amazon and airports | Phil Wahba | September 30, 2020 | Fortune
A lot of uplift would be expected, they say, if the eruptions were due to new magma pumping to the surface.Did rain put the Kilauea volcano’s lava-making into overdrive? | Megan Sever | May 15, 2020 | Science News For Students
After all, both were in the 1930s, both involved kids wearing uniforms, both movements professed the goal of social uplift.
Best line: “No amount of straining for high-flown uplift can disguise the fact that The Goldfinch is a turkey.”
There was only the perpetual effort to improve the self and uplift the race.Eddie Robinson, College Football’s Winningest Coach | Samuel G. Freedman | August 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For one thing, the Obamas and Cosby were speaking to—and hoping to uplift—black audiences.
And our comic books and movies, too, can uplift and enrich, or shape a disturbed imagination.What ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Says About Killing and Gun Control | Will Brooker | July 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Life had taught him that real riches and power only have value as they work for social uplift.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
I see and hear no advocacy of Socialism whose burden is not the uplift of humanity.The Inhumanity of Socialism | Edward F. Adams
Look back, young man, on the darksome turrets of your father's house, which uplift themselves above the sons of their people.Peveril of the Peak | Sir Walter Scott
There is nothing so practical to uplift men or races as Christianity.
The little uplift of mood, coincident with the rifling of Riggs's person, had not worn over to this evening camp.The Man of the Forest | Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for uplift
to raise; elevate; lift up
to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
Scot and NZ to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up
the act, process, or result of lifting up
the act or process of bettering moral, social or cultural conditions, etc
a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
(as modifier): an uplift bra
the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building
- uplifter, noun
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