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Meaning of ELATE

Pronunciation:  i'leyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

ELATE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
 Antonyms: cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down
 See Also: beatify, exalt, excite, exhilarate, inebriate, joy, puff, rejoice, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, thrill



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*late"\, a. [L. elatus elevated, fig., elated, proud
    (the figure, perh., being borrowed from a prancing horse); e
    out + latus (used as p. p. of ferre to bear), for tlatus, and
    akin to E. tolerate. See {Tolerate}, and cf. {Extol}.]
    1. Lifted up; raised; elevated.
             With upper lip elate.                 --Fenton.
             And sovereign law, that State's collected will, O'er
             thrones and globes, elate, Sits empress, crowning
             good, repressing ill.                 --Sir W.
    2. Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed
       or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant.
             O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, Too soon
             dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate. --Pope.
             Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its
             own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
                                                   --Mrs. H. H.
    Syn: Puffed up; lofty; proud; haughty; exalted; inspirited;
         transported; delighted; overjoyed.
  2. \E*late"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To raise; to exalt. [R.]
             By the potent sun elated high.        --Thomson.
    2. To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or
       exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up;
       to make proud.
             Foolishly elated by spiritual pride.  --Warburton.
             You ought not be elated at the chance mishaps of
             your enemies.                         --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd. ).
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: brighten, buoy, cheer, cheer up, delight, do proud, elevate, encourage, exalt, excite, exhilarate, flush, gladden, gratify, inspire, lift, make proud, overjoy, set up, stimulate, uplift