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el·e·vate

 (ĕl′ə-vāt′)
v. ele·vat·ed, ele·vat·ing, ele·vates
v.tr. ele·vat·ed, ele·vat·ing, ele·vates
1. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift. See Synonyms at lift.
2. To increase the amount or intensity of: factors that elevate blood pressure.
3. To promote to a higher rank.
4. To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level: elevate the tone of the debate.
5. To lift the spirits of; elate.
v.intr.
Baseball To throw a high pitch, usually a fastball, after a series of lower pitches, especially in an attempt to get a strikeout.

[Middle English elevaten, from Latin ēlevāre, ēlevāt- : ē-, ex-, up; see ex- + levāre, to raise; see legwh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

elevate

(ˈɛlɪˌveɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to move to a higher place
2. to raise in rank or status; promote
3. to put in a cheerful mood; elate
4. to put on a higher cultural plane; uplift: to elevate the tone of a conversation.
5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to raise the axis of a gun
6. to raise the intensity or pitch of (the voice)
7. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church to lift up (the Host) at Mass for adoration
[C15: from Latin ēlevāre from levāre to raise, from levis (adj) light]
ˌeleˈvatory adj

el•e•vate

(v. ˈɛl əˌveɪt; adj. -ˌveɪt, -vɪt)

v.t. -vat•ed, -vat•ing,
1. to raise to a higher place or position; lift up.
2. to raise to a higher rank; promote.
3. to raise to a higher intellectual or spiritual level.
4. to put in high spirits.
[1490–1500; < Latin ēlevātus, past participle of ēlevāre to raise, lessen, allay =ē- e- + levāre to lift (see lever)]
syn: elevate, enhance, exalt, heighten mean to raise or make higher in some respect. To elevate is to raise up to a higher level, position, or state: to elevate the living standards of a group. To enhance is to add to the attractions or desirability of something: Landscaping enhances the beauty of the grounds. To exalt is to raise very high in rank, character, mood, etc.: A king is exalted above his subjects. To heighten is to increase the strength or intensity: to heighten one's powers of concentration.

elevate


Past participle: elevated
Gerund: elevating

Imperative
elevate
elevate
Present
I elevate
you elevate
he/she/it elevates
we elevate
you elevate
they elevate
Preterite
I elevated
you elevated
he/she/it elevated
we elevated
you elevated
they elevated
Present Continuous
I am elevating
you are elevating
he/she/it is elevating
we are elevating
you are elevating
they are elevating
Present Perfect
I have elevated
you have elevated
he/she/it has elevated
we have elevated
you have elevated
they have elevated
Past Continuous
I was elevating
you were elevating
he/she/it was elevating
we were elevating
you were elevating
they were elevating
Past Perfect
I had elevated
you had elevated
he/she/it had elevated
we had elevated
you had elevated
they had elevated
Future
I will elevate
you will elevate
he/she/it will elevate
we will elevate
you will elevate
they will elevate
Future Perfect
I will have elevated
you will have elevated
he/she/it will have elevated
we will have elevated
you will have elevated
they will have elevated
Future Continuous
I will be elevating
you will be elevating
he/she/it will be elevating
we will be elevating
you will be elevating
they will be elevating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been elevating
you have been elevating
he/she/it has been elevating
we have been elevating
you have been elevating
they have been elevating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been elevating
you will have been elevating
he/she/it will have been elevating
we will have been elevating
you will have been elevating
they will have been elevating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been elevating
you had been elevating
he/she/it had been elevating
we had been elevating
you had been elevating
they had been elevating
Conditional
I would elevate
you would elevate
he/she/it would elevate
we would elevate
you would elevate
they would elevate
Past Conditional
I would have elevated
you would have elevated
he/she/it would have elevated
we would have elevated
you would have elevated
they would have elevated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.elevate - give a promotion to or assign to a higher positionelevate - 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"
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
tenure - give life-time employment to; "She was tenured after she published her book"
bring up - promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league"
spot promote - promote on the spot; "Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"
ennoble, gentle, entitle - give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
favor, favour, prefer - promote over another; "he favors his second daughter"
brevet - promote somebody by brevet, in the military
2.elevate - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
get up - cause to rise; "The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."
jack, jack up - lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire"
shoulder - lift onto one's shoulders
kick up - cause to rise by kicking; "kick up dust"
hoist, wind, lift - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
trice, trice up - raise with a line; "trice a window shade"
run up, hoist - raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
hoist - move from one place to another by lifting; "They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
pump - raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
levitate - cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity; "The magician levitated the woman"
underlay - raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type; "underlay the plate"
skid - elevate onto skids
pinnacle - raise on or as if on a pinnacle; "He did not want to be pinnacled"
chin, chin up - raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
leaven, prove, raise - cause to puff up with a leaven; "unleavened bread"
heighten - increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"
boost, hike, hike up - increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
gather up, lift up, pick up - take and lift upward
erect, rear - cause to rise up
3.elevate - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
dignify - raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"
exalt - raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"

elevate

verb
1. promote, raise, advance, upgrade, exalt, kick upstairs (informal), aggrandize, give advancement to He was elevated to the post of Prime Minister.
2. increase, lift, raise, step up, intensify, move up, hoist, raise high Emotional stress can elevate blood pressure.
3. raise, lift, heighten, uplift, hoist, lift up, raise up, hike up, upraise Jack elevated the gun at the sky.
4. cheer, raise, excite, boost, animate, rouse, uplift, brighten, exhilarate, hearten, lift up, perk up, buoy up, gladden, elate She bought some new clothes, but they failed to elevate her spirits.

elevate

verb
1. To move (something) to a higher position:
2. To increase markedly in level or intensity, especially of sound:
3. To raise in rank:
4. To raise to a high position or status:
5. To cause to be eminent or recognized:
6. To raise the spirits of:
Obsolete: exalt.
Translations
يَرْفَعُ رُتْبَةيُهَذِّبُ، يُحَسِّنُ
forfremmeophøjeopløfte
kohottaanostaa
byggja upp, göfgahækka í tign
elevatoriuskilninantisliftaspaaukštinimaspaaukštinti
eğitmekyüceltmekyükseltmek

elevate

[ˈelɪveɪt] VT
1. (lit) (= raise) → elevar
2. (in rank) → ascender (to a) (Rel) → alzar (fig) → elevar

elevate

[ˈɛlɪveɪt] vt
(= raise) [+ thing] → élever; [+ blood pressure] → augmenter
(in rank, status)élever
to elevate sth to sth
Some people elevate football into a religion → Certaines personnes élève le football au rang d'une religion.
to elevate sb to sth (= promote) → élever qn au rang de qch

elevate

vt
(= raise)heben; (= increase) blood pressure etcerhöhen; by elevating the house a full 3 feet above …indem man das Haus ganze 3 Fuß über (+acc)setzt
(fig) minderbauen; soulerheben; elevating readingerbauliche Lektüre; an elevating prospecteine erfreuliche Aussicht; to elevate the condition of the peopledie Lebensbedingungen des Volkes verbessern
to elevate somebody to the peeragejdn in den Adelsstand erheben; since he’s been elevated to top management (hum)seit er ins Spitzenmanagement berufen worden ist

elevate

[ˈɛlɪˌveɪt] vt
a. (raise in rank, importance) to elevate (to)elevare (a)
b. (fig) (mind) → elevare

elevate

(ˈeliveit) verb
1. to raise to a higher position or to a higher rank etc. elevated to the post of manager.
2. to improve (a person's mind etc). an elevating book.
ˌeleˈvation noun
1. the act of elevating, or state of being elevated.
2. height above sea-level. at an elevation of 1,500 metres.
3. an architect's drawing of one side of a building.
ˈelevating adjective
that improves one's mind or morals. an elevating experience.
ˈelevator noun
1. (especially American) a lift or machine for raising persons, goods etc to a higher floor. There is no elevator in this shop – you will have to climb the stairs.
2. a tall storehouse for grain.

elevate

vt elevar; Keep your legs elevated..Mantenga las piernas elevadas.
References in classic literature ?
How can we elevate our history of retribution for the sin of long ago, when, as one of our most prominent figures, we are compelled to introduce--not a young and lovely woman, nor even the stately remains of beauty, storm-shattered by affliction--but a gaunt, sallow, rusty-jointed maiden, in a long-waisted silk gown, and with the strange horror of a turban on her head
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
Why, elevate your own servants, for a specimen," said Alfred, with a half-scornful smile.
Elton had only drunk wine enough to elevate his spirits, not at all to confuse his intellects.
I saw plainly how you would look; and heard your impetuous republican answers, and your haughty disavowal of any necessity on your part to augment your wealth, or elevate your standing, by marrying either a purse or a coronet.
His first act was to elevate his torch to a level with my face, squint malignantly, project his under-lip, and turn away.
The professor lived long enough to elevate me above the common prejudice against the reptile creation.
He knows nothing," said Defarge; "at least nothing more than would easily elevate himself to a gallows of the same height.
In discourse more sweet (For Eloquence the Soul, Song charms the Sense,) Others apart sat on a Hill retir'd, In thoughts more elevate, and reason'd high Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will, and Fate, Fixt Fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandring mazes lost.
The Alleged Tendency of the New Plan to Elevate the Few at the Expense of the Many Considered in Connection with Representation From the New York Packet.
That our ruler should have attacked the disabled fleet as it was returning to Helium was but another of his awful blunders which I fear will sooner or later compel Zodanga to elevate a wiser man to his place.
Tomorrow I should have defiled her soul and have exhausted her heart, while now the feeling of insult will never die in her heart, and however loathsome the filth awaiting her--the feeling of insult will elevate and purify her.