Variant of elevate
- to lift up; raise
- to raise the pitch or volume of (esp. the voice)
- to raise (a person) in rank or position; promote
- to raise to a higher intellectual or moral level
- to raise the spirits of; elate; exhilarate
Origin: ME elevaten < L elevatus, pp. of elevare, to raise < e-, out + levare, to make light, lift < levis, light
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