What does elevate mean?

Definitions for elevate
ˈɛl əˌveɪt; -ˌveɪt, -vɪtel·e·vate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevateverb

    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 upverb

    raise from a lower to a higher position

    "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

  3. lift, raise, elevateverb

    raise in rank or condition

    "The new law lifted many people from poverty"


  1. elevateverb

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

  2. elevateverb

    To promote (someone) to a higher rank.

  3. elevateverb

    To ennoble or honour/honor (someone).

  4. elevateverb

    To lift someone's spirits; to elate.

  5. elevateverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Elevatepart. adj.

    Exalted; raised aloft.

    Etymology: from elevated.

    On each side an imperial city stood,
    With tow’rs and temples proudly elevate
    On seven small hills. John Milton, Paradise Regain’d, b. ii.

  2. To ELEVATEverb

    Etymology: elevo, Latin.

    This subterranean heat or fire, which elevates the water out of the abyss. John Woodward.

    Others apart sat on a hill retired,
    In thoughts more elevate, and reason’d high
    Of providence, foreknowledge, will and fate. John Milton, P. L.

    In all that great extent, wherein the mind wanders, in those remote speculations it may seem to be elevated with, it stirs not beyond sense or reflection. John Locke.

    Now rising fortune elevates his mind,
    He shines unclouded, and adorns mankind. Richard Savage.

    When the judgments of learned men are alledged against you, what do they but either elevate their credit, or oppose unto them the judgments of others as learned? Richard Hooker, b. ii.


  1. Elevate

    Elevate is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his album, Scorpion (2018), The song features additional uncredited vocals by French Montana, the song has reached the top 20 in Canada and the United States.


  1. elevate

    To elevate generally means to raise or lift something to a higher position or level. It can also refer to increasing the importance, status, or quality of something or someone. Additionally, it can describe the act of uplifting or inspiring individuals emotionally, mentally, or morally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevateadjective

    elevated; raised aloft

  2. Elevateverb

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

  3. Elevateverb

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

  4. Elevateverb

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

  5. Elevateverb

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

  6. Elevateverb

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

  7. Elevateverb

    to intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy

  8. Elevateverb

    to lessen; to detract from; to disparage

  9. Etymology: [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. Ricardo Dornelles:

    There is no discussion at the moment in the ministry regarding a possible increase of the tax on gasoline, the sugar sector presented a request to elevate the tax in their first meeting with the new minister, some weeks ago, but the president himself said this is not a priority.

  2. Chip Roy:

    One, to elevate them in the consciousness of the American people that they're our enemy, and they need to be destroyed, two, to give our law enforcement personnel and our government the tools and the power that is necessary to cut off their finances, to then go after American people who are providing them material support — if you're an American citizen helping a cartel member, then you need to go to jail — and do the things that are necessary to knock their knees out from under them.

  3. Mike Kelly:

    Attempts by Democrats and the media to divide and define us by race are harmful. We need to elevate our level of discussion.

  4. Howard Schultz:

    Personally, I feel that The Tokyo Roastery is the finest, most creative, and immersive experiential retail environment of any in the world today, the Tokyo Roastery should be The Tokyo Roastery that The Tokyo Roastery opened in the same year that we identified and shared with you the urgent need for retailers to elevate, deepen, and ultimately redefine how they were emotionally connecting with their customers.

  5. David Fowler:

    This is one of those cases where you have so many conflicting different manners, the carbon monoxide would usually be classified as an accident, although somebody was holding him there, so you could elevate that to a homicide.

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    being essentially equal to something
    A indiscernible
    B occlusive
    C equivalent
    D omnifarious

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