To elate is defined as to make happy, excited or proud.verb
An example of elate is to give someone a bonus that they weren't expecting.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: < L elatus, pp. of efferre, to bring out, lift up < ex-, out + ferre, bear
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transitive verb e·lat·ed, e·lat·ing, e·lates
Origin: From Latin ēlātus, past participle of efferre, to bring out, exalt : ē-, ex-, ex- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
- e·laˈtion noun