Elevate Definition

elevated, elevates, elevating
elevated, elevates, elevating
To lift up; raise.
Webster's New World
To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
American Heritage
To raise the pitch or volume of (esp. the voice)
Webster's New World
To increase the amount or intensity of.
Factors that elevate blood pressure.
American Heritage
To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

Origin of Elevate

  • 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

  • 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

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