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elevate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elevate  \El"e*vate\,  a.  [L.  elevatus  p.  p.] 
  Elevated;  raised  aloft.  [Poetic]  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elevate  \El"e*vate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Elevated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Elevating}.]  [L.  elevatus  p.  p.  of  elevare;  e  + 
  levare  to  lift  up  raise,  akin  to  levis  light  in  weight.  See 
  {Levity}.] 
  1.  To  bring  from  a  lower  place  to  a  higher;  to  lift  up  to 
  raise;  as  to  elevate  a  weight,  a  flagstaff,  etc 
 
  2.  To  raise  to  a  higher  station;  to  promote;  as  to  elevate 
  to  an  office,  or  to  a  high  social  position. 
 
  3.  To  raise  from  a  depressed  state;  to  animate;  to  cheer;  as 
  to  elevate  the  spirits. 
 
  4.  To  exalt;  to  ennoble;  to  dignify;  as  to  elevate  the  mind 
  or  character. 
 
  5.  To  raise  to  a  higher  pitch,  or  to  a  greater  degree  of 
  loudness;  --  said  of  sounds;  as  to  elevate  the  voice. 
 
  6.  To  intoxicate  in  a  slight  degree;  to  render  tipsy. 
  [Colloq.  &  Sportive]  ``The  elevated  cavaliers  sent  for  two 
  tubs  of  merry  stingo.''  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  7.  To  lessen;  to  detract  from  to  disparage.  [A  Latin 
  meaning]  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  {To  elevate  a  piece}  (Gun.),  to  raise  the  muzzle;  to  lower 
  the  breech. 
 
  Syn:  To  exalt;  dignify;  ennoble;  erect;  raise;  hoist; 
  heighten;  elate;  cheer;  flush;  excite;  animate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elevate 
  v  1:  give  a  promotion  to  "raise  in  rank";  assign  to  a  higher 
  position  [syn:  {promote},  {upgrade},  {advance},  {kick 
  upstairs},  {raise}]  [ant:  {demote}] 
  2:  raise  from  a  lower  to  a  higher  position;  "Raise  your  hands"; 
  "Lift  a  load"  [syn:  {raise},  {lift},  {get  up},  {bring  up}] 
  [ant:  {lower}] 
  3:  raise  in  rank  or  condition:  "The  new  law  lifted  many  people 
  from  poverty"  [syn:  {lift},  {raise}] 




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