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tr.v. e·lat·ed, e·lat·ing, e·lates
To fill with great joy or happiness; delight: We were elated by the good news.
[From Latin ēlātus, past participle of efferre, to bring out, exalt : ē-, ex-, ex- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]
(tr) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism
[C16: from Latin ēlāt- stem of past participle of efferre to bear away, from ferre to carry]
v. e•lat•ed, e•lat•ing,
1. to make extremely happy; overjoy.adj.
[1350–1400; Middle English elat proud, exalted < Latin ēlātus, orig. past participle of efferre to carry away, exalt; see efferent]
Past participle: elated
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|Verb||1.||elate - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"|
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
beatify - make blessedly happy
puff - make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego"
beatify, exhilarate, inebriate, tickle pink, exalt, thrill - fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"