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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicateverb

    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

    "Music can uplift your spirits"


  1. elateverb

    To make joyful or proud.

  2. elateverb

    To lift up; raise; elevate.

  3. elateadjective

    elated; exultant

  4. Etymology: From elatus, perfect passive participle of effero, from e, short form of ex, + fero.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ELATEadjective

    Flushed with success; elevated with prosperity; lofty; haughty.

    Etymology: elatus, Latin.

    Oh, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate!
    Too soon dejected, and too soon elate! Alexander Pope, Ra. of Lock.

    I, of mind elate, and scorning fear,
    Thus with new taunts insult the monster’s ear. Alexander Pope, Odyss.

  2. To Elateverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Or truth, divinely breaking on his mind,
    Elates his being, and unfolds his power. James Thomson, Autumn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elateadjective

    lifted up; raised; elevated

  2. Elateadjective

    having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant

  3. Elateverb

    to raise; to exalt

  4. Elateverb

    to exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elate

    e-lāt′, adj. lifted up: puffed up with success: exalted.—v.t. to raise or exalt: to elevate: to make proud.—adv. Elat′edly.—ns. Elat′edness; El′ater, an elastic filament in certain liverworts and scale-mosses: a skip-jack beetle; Elatē′rium, a substance contained in the juice of the fruit of the squirting cucumber, yielding the purgative Elat′erin; Elā′tion, pride resulting from success. [L. elātus, pa.p. of efferree, out, ferre, to carry.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. inspire
    • B. aggravate
    • C. interrupt
    • D. depend

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