Elate meaning

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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.

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Elated.
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To raise the spirits of; make very proud, happy, or joyful.
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(old poet.) Filled with elation.
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To make joyful or proud.
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To lift up; raise; elevate.
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Elated; exultant.
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Sir W. Jones.

And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate, / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.

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To fill with great joy or happiness; delight.

We were elated by the good news.

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Origin of elate

  • From Latin ēlātus past participle of efferre to bring out, exalt ē-, ex- ex- lātus brought telə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ēlātus (“exalted, lofty”), perfect passive participle of efferō (“bring forth or out; raise; exalt”), from ē (“out of”), short form of ex, + ferō (“carry, bear”).

    From Wiktionary