Definition of Elevate

1. Verb. Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position. "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

Exact synonyms: Advance, Kick Upstairs, Promote, Raise, Upgrade
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
Specialized synonyms: Tenure, Bring Up, Spot Promote, Ennoble, Entitle, Gentle, Favor, Favour, Prefer, Brevet
Derivative terms: Advancement, Elevation, Elevation, Promotion
Antonyms: Demote



2. Verb. Raise from a lower to a higher position. "The men elevate the chairs"; "Lift a load"

3. Verb. Raise in rank or condition. "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
Exact synonyms: Lift, Raise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Dignify, Exalt
Derivative terms: Elevation, Elevation

Definition of Elevate

1. a. Elevated; raised aloft.

2. v. t. To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.

Definition of Elevate

1. Verb. (transitive) To raise (something) to a higher position; to lift. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To promote (someone) to a higher rank. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To ennoble or honour/honor (someone). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To lift someone's spirits; to elate. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To increase the intensity of something, especially that of sound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elevate

1. to raise [v -VATED, -VATING, -VATES] - See also: raise

Lexicographical Neighbors of Elevate

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eleusine
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eleutherin
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eleutherodactyline
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eleutheromania
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eleutheromaniacs
eleutherophobia
eleuthra bark
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elevatable
elevate (current term)
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elevated hemidiaphragm
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elevator authority
elevator boy

Literary usage of Elevate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of by William Guthrie, John Knox, James Ferguson (1801)
"lit given place. , Bring the given place to the brazen meridian, and elevate the pole ac- . rding to the latitude of the faid place ; then fix the quadrant ..."

2. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"elevate. There are two intentions with which anything may be lifted from the ... We employ ' to elevate ' now in the former intention; our ancestors for the ..."

3. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"Once again elevate your eye, and a still more aerial flight is descried ; and there, again, is the delirious Piranesi, busy on his aspiring labours : and so ..."

4. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"... that, in the lapse of the divine periods, other divine agents and godlike men will assist to elevate the race as much above its present ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In order to elevate religious life and ecclesiastical discipline, the Prince Primate Alexander Rudnay held a great national synod in 1822, ..."

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