[ verb uhp-lift; noun uhp-lift ]
/ verb ʌpˈlɪft; noun ˈʌpˌlɪft /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become uplifted.


Origin of uplift

First recorded in 1300–50, uplift is from the Middle English word upliften. See up-, lift


Related forms

up·lift·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for upliftment

  • Each unit should try to help the great force for good by sending forth strong positive thoughts for its upliftment.

    Three Things|Elinor Glyn
  • It must now go forth into the world and conquer all hearts and bring purification and upliftment to its creator and herself.

    The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann
  • Parenthood thus brings forth our divinity and is at once a cross and an upliftment.

  • As she walked these feelings wore off, and were replaced by a feeling of upliftment which was magical in its change.

    The Moon Rock|Arthur J. Rees

British Dictionary definitions for upliftment


verb (ʌpˈlɪft) (tr)

to raise; elevate; lift up
to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
Scot and NZ to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up

noun (ˈʌpˌlɪft)

Derived Forms

uplifter, noun
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