Uplift is to raise something upwards, or to buoy someone mentally, spiritually or emotionally.(verb)
Uplift is the act of raising something or of influencing someone in a positive way that elevates him.(noun)
When cheerful support from a favorite teacher encourages the class to become happier and more inspired, this is an example of an uplift.
See uplift in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See uplift in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb up·lift·ed, up·lift·ing, up·lifts
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