- To elate is defined as to make happy, excited or proud.
An example of elate is to give someone a bonus that they weren't expecting.
elate definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin elatus, past participle of efferre, to bring out, lift up ; from ex-, out plush ferre, bear
elate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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