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.
See elate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L elatus, pp. of efferre, to bring out, lift up < ex-, out + ferre, bear
See elate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb e·lat·ed, e·lat·ing, e·lates
Origin: From Latin ēlātus
Origin: , past participle of efferre, to bring out, exalt
Origin: : ē-, ex-, ex-
Origin: + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
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