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"

Wiktionary

  1. elevateverb

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

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

  2. elevateverb

    To promote (someone) to a higher rank.

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

  3. elevateverb

    To ennoble or honour/honor (someone).

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

  4. elevateverb

    To lift someone's spirits; to elate.

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

  5. elevateverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevateadjective

    elevated; raised aloft

    Etymology: [L. elevatus, p. p.]

  2. Elevateverb

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

    Etymology: [L. elevatus, p. p.]

  3. Elevateverb

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

    Etymology: [L. elevatus, p. p.]

  4. Elevateverb

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

    Etymology: [L. elevatus, p. p.]

  5. Elevateverb

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

    Etymology: [L. elevatus, p. p.]

  6. Elevateverb

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

    Etymology: [L. elevatus, p. p.]

  7. Elevateverb

    to intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy

    Etymology: [L. elevatus, p. p.]

  8. Elevateverb

    to lessen; to detract from; to disparage

    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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Numerology

  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. Matt Kibbe:

    One in a while, you discover a presidential candidate who has the potential to change the political conversation, to elevate key issues in voters’ minds, and disrupt and transform a tired Republican brand, once in a lifetime, maybe, you will have an opportunity to support a transformative candidate who can do all of these things, and win.

  2. Edward Moya:

    The supply side risks remain elevated in the Middle East and we could see tensions continue to elevate between the U.S. and Iran-backed militia in Iraq.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Elevate your mind and you elevate your world.

  4. Emiliana Guereca:

    Get involved, i think one of the biggest issues and challenges we have is to put females in leadership positions, to elevate them, to run for office, to be in a positon where they educate and elevate more women. I think that is key.

  5. Vaile Wright:

    You can implement things as a family that will elevate and improve everybody's coping skills.

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