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Meaning of ELEVATE

Pronunciation:  'elu`veyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  2. [v]  raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  3. [v]  give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

ELEVATE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: advance, bring up, get up, kick upstairs, lift, lift, promote, raise, raise, raise, upgrade
 Antonyms: break, bring down, bump, demote, get down, kick downstairs, let down, lower, relegate, take down
 See Also: alter, arise, assign, boost, brevet, bring up, change, chin, chin up, come up, delegate, depute, designate, dignify, displace, ennoble, entitle, erect, exalt, favor, favour, gather up, gentle, go up, heighten, hike, hike up, hoist, jack, jack up, kick up, leaven, levitate, lift up, move, move up, pick up, pinnacle, prefer, prove, pump, rear, rise, run up, shoulder, skid, spot promote, tenure, trice, trice up, underlay, uprise, wind



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \El"e*vate\, a. [L. elevatus, p. p.]
    Elevated; raised aloft. [Poetic] --Milton.
  2. \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
    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.
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