What does elevate mean?

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ˈɛl əˌveɪt; -ˌveɪt, -vɪtel·e·vate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate(verb)

    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"

  2. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up(verb)

    raise from a lower to a higher position

    "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

  3. lift, raise, elevate(verb)

    raise in rank or condition

    "The new law lifted many people from poverty"


  1. elevate(Verb)

    To raise (something) to a higher position; to lift.

  2. elevate(Verb)

    To promote (someone) to a higher rank.

  3. elevate(Verb)

    To ennoble or honour/honor (someone).

  4. elevate(Verb)

    To lift someone's spirits; to elate.

  5. elevate(Verb)

    To increase the intensity of something, especially that of sound.

  6. Origin: From elevatus, past participle of elevare, from e + levare, from levis; see levity and lever.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevate(adj)

    elevated; raised aloft

  2. Elevate(verb)

    to bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc

  3. Elevate(verb)

    to raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position

  4. Elevate(verb)

    to raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits

  5. Elevate(verb)

    to exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character

  6. Elevate(verb)

    to raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice

  7. Elevate(verb)

    to intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy

  8. Elevate(verb)

    to lessen; to detract from; to disparage

  9. Origin: [L. elevatus, p. p.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elevate

    el′e-vāt, v.t. to raise to a higher position: to raise in mind and feelings: to improve: to cheer: to exhilarate: to intoxicate.—p.adjs. El′evate, -d, raised: dignified: exhilarated.—ns. Elevā′tion, the act of elevating or raising, or the state of being raised: exaltation: an elevated place or station: a rising ground: height: (archit.) a representation of the flat side of a building, drawn with mathematical accuracy, but without any attention to effect: (astron., geog.) the height above the horizon of an object on the sphere, measured by the arc of a vertical circle through it and the zenith: (gun.) the angle made by the line of direction of a gun with the plane of the horizon; El′evator, the person or thing that lifts up: a lift or machine for raising grain, &c., to a higher floor: a muscle raising a part of the body.—adj. El′evatory, able or tending to raise. [L. elevāre, -ātume, out, up, levāre, to raise—levis, light. See Light (2).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elevate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elevate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of elevate in a Sentence

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Elevate your mind and you elevate your world.

  2. Denis Diderot:

    Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

  3. Barack Obama:

    This is an important step that shows how we can work together to elevate our relationship.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Be the inner journeys, be the outer travels, all trips elevate man, all voyages lift him up!

  5. Panitan Tongsiri:

    I want to elevate its level from what is considered street food into something safe and modern.

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