An example of elate is to give someone a bonus that they weren't expecting.
Origin of elate; from Classical Latin elatus, past participle of efferre, to bring out, lift up ; from ex-, out + ferre, bear
transitive verbe·lat·ed, e·lat·ing, e·lates
Origin of elateFrom Latin &emacron;l&amacron;tus, past participle of efferre, to bring out, exalt : &emacron;-, ex-, ex- + l&amacron;tus, brought; see tel&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present elates, present participle elating, simple past and past participle elated)
- To make joyful or proud.
- To lift up; raise; elevate.
- elated; exultant
- Sir W. Jones
- And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate, / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.