Elevate meaning

ĕlə-vāt
To elevate is to lift something up, to promote, or to boost.

An example of elevate is to prop a foot up on a pillow.

An example of elevate is give a secretary a promotion to manager.

An example of elevate is to tell someone how good they're going to do with their presentation.

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To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
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To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level.

Elevate the tone of the debate.

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To increase the amount or intensity of.

Factors that elevate blood pressure.

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To promote to a higher rank.
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To raise to a higher intellectual or moral level.
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To lift the spirits of; elate.
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To lift up; raise.
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To raise the pitch or volume of (esp. the voice)
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To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote.
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To raise the spirits of; elate; exhilarate.
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(archaic) Elevated.
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To raise (something) to a higher position; to lift.
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To promote (someone) to a higher rank.
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To ennoble or honour/honor (someone).
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To lift someone's spirits; to cheer up.
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To increase the intensity of something, especially that of sound.

To elevate the voice.

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(dated, colloquial, humorous) To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.
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(obsolete) Elevated; raised aloft.

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Origin of elevate

  • Middle English elevaten from Latin ēlevāre ēlevāt- ē-, ex- up ex– levāre to raise legwh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare (“to raise, lift up”), from e (“out”) + levare (“to make light, to lift”), from levis (“light”); see levity and lever.

    From Wiktionary