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up·lift

 (ŭp-lĭft′)
tr.v. up·lift·ed, up·lift·ing, up·lifts
1. To raise; elevate.
2. To raise to a higher social, intellectual, or moral level or condition.
3. To raise to spiritual or emotional heights; exalt: music that uplifts the spirit.
adj. (ŭp′lĭft′)
Uplifted.
n. (ŭp′lĭft′)
1. The act, process, or result of raising or lifting up.
2. An effort or a movement to improve social, moral, or intellectual standards.
3. Geology An upheaval.

uplift

vb (tr)
1. to raise; elevate; lift up
2. to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
3. Scot and NZ to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up
n
4. the act, process, or result of lifting up
5. the act or process of bettering moral, social, or cultural conditions, etc
6. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
b. (as modifier): an uplift bra.
7. (Geological Science) the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building
upˈlifter n

up•lift

(v. ʌpˈlɪft; n. ˈʌpˌlɪft)

v.t.
1. to lift up; raise; elevate.
2. to improve socially, morally, or the like.
3. to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
v.i.
4. to become uplifted.
n.
5. an act of raising; elevation.
6. the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
7. emotional or spiritual exaltation.
8. a brassiere.
[1300–50]
up•lift′er, n.
up•lift′ment, n.

uplift


Past participle: uplifted
Gerund: uplifting

Imperative
uplift
uplift
Present
I uplift
you uplift
he/she/it uplifts
we uplift
you uplift
they uplift
Preterite
I uplifted
you uplifted
he/she/it uplifted
we uplifted
you uplifted
they uplifted
Present Continuous
I am uplifting
you are uplifting
he/she/it is uplifting
we are uplifting
you are uplifting
they are uplifting
Present Perfect
I have uplifted
you have uplifted
he/she/it has uplifted
we have uplifted
you have uplifted
they have uplifted
Past Continuous
I was uplifting
you were uplifting
he/she/it was uplifting
we were uplifting
you were uplifting
they were uplifting
Past Perfect
I had uplifted
you had uplifted
he/she/it had uplifted
we had uplifted
you had uplifted
they had uplifted
Future
I will uplift
you will uplift
he/she/it will uplift
we will uplift
you will uplift
they will uplift
Future Perfect
I will have uplifted
you will have uplifted
he/she/it will have uplifted
we will have uplifted
you will have uplifted
they will have uplifted
Future Continuous
I will be uplifting
you will be uplifting
he/she/it will be uplifting
we will be uplifting
you will be uplifting
they will be uplifting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been uplifting
you have been uplifting
he/she/it has been uplifting
we have been uplifting
you have been uplifting
they have been uplifting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been uplifting
you will have been uplifting
he/she/it will have been uplifting
we will have been uplifting
you will have been uplifting
they will have been uplifting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been uplifting
you had been uplifting
he/she/it had been uplifting
we had been uplifting
you had been uplifting
they had been uplifting
Conditional
I would uplift
you would uplift
he/she/it would uplift
we would uplift
you would uplift
they would uplift
Past Conditional
I would have uplifted
you would have uplifted
he/she/it would have uplifted
we would have uplifted
you would have uplifted
they would have uplifted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uplift - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)uplift - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
2.uplift - a brassiere that lifts and supports the breastsuplift - a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts
bandeau, bra, brassiere - an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
Verb1.uplift - fill with high spiritsuplift - 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"
2.uplift - lift up from the earth, as by geologic forcesuplift - lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces; "the earth's movement uplifted this part of town"
go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
3.uplift - lift up or elevate
push up - push upward

uplift

verb
1. improve, better, raise, advance, inspire, upgrade, refine, cultivate, civilize, ameliorate, edify Art was created to uplift the mind and the spirit.
noun
1. improvement, enlightenment, advancement, cultivation, refinement, enhancement, enrichment, betterment, edification literature intended for the uplift of the soul

uplift

verb
1. To move (something) to a higher position:
2. To raise to a high position or status:
3. To raise the spirits of:
Obsolete: exalt.
noun
Translations

uplift

A. [ˈʌplɪft] N (= edification) → inspiración f, edificación f
moral upliftedificación f
B. [ʌpˈlɪft] VT (fig) (= encourage) → animar; (= raise) → mejorar, elevar

uplift

n (= exaltation)Erhebung f; (= moral inspiration)Erbauung f; his sermons were full of upliftseine Predigten waren voll erbaulicher Worte; to give somebody spiritual upliftjdn erbauen; an uplift in the economyein Wirtschaftsaufschwung m
vt
spirit, heart, voiceerheben; person, minderbauen; with uplifted armsmit erhobenen Armen; to feel upliftedsich erbaut fühlen
(Scot: = collect) → abholen

uplift

[ʌpˈlɪft] vt (spiritually) → elevare, esaltare; (materially) → sollevare, tirar su
References in classic literature ?
His walk had become fairly good by the time he reached the great white edifice that unfolds its repeated colonnades and uplifts its isolated dome at the end of a long vista of saloons and tobacco-shops.
It uplifts the soul to see such men as the old count and his worthy son," said she.
I had one little glimpse of another thing, one day, which gave me a great uplift.
From the intimate and complicated manner in which the elevatory and eruptive forces were shown to be connected during this train of phenomena, we may confidently come to the conclusion, that the forces which slowly and by little starts uplift continents, and those which at successive periods pour forth volcanic matter from open orifices, are identical.
The maximum land uplift rate is about 1 cm per year (Ekmann 2009).
Recent land uplift in Fennoscandia has been studied for a long time.
Several land uplift models have been obtained over the last decades; one of those we mention is designed by Ekmann (1996), Lambeck et al.
While different modelling techniques were used in these models, they all agree that the maximum uplift rate for Fennoscandia is about 10 mm/year (Ekmann 1996; Staudt et al.