Definitions for upliftʌpˈlɪft; ˈʌpˌlɪft
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
up•liftʌpˈlɪft; ˈʌpˌlɪft(v.; n.; v.t.)
to lift up; raise; elevate.
to improve socially, morally, or the like.
to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
(v.i.)to become uplifted.
(n.)an act of raising; elevation.
the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
emotional or spiritual exaltation.
Origin of uplift:
upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust(noun)
(geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts
elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate(verb)
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
"Music can uplift your spirits"
lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
"the earth's movement uplifted this part of town"
lift up or elevate
The act or result of being uplifted.
A tectonic upheaval, especially one that takes place in the process of mountain building.
A brassiere that raises the breasts.
To raise something or someone to a higher physical, social, moral, intellectual, spiritual or emotional level.
to lift or raise aloft; to raise; to elevate; as, to uplift the arm; to uplift a rock
a raising or upheaval of strata so as to disturb their regularity and uniformity, and to occasion folds, dislocations, and the like