uplift


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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 ?
"Do you know, I am filled with a strange uplift; I feel as if all time were echoing through me, as though all powers were mine.
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.
There was no sound abroad except the hooting of an old owl in the top of a water-oak, and the everlasting voice of the sea, that was not uplifted at that soft hour.
Almost in the center of it, above the Prechistenka Boulevard, surrounded and sprinkled on all sides by stars but distinguished from them all by its nearness to the earth, its white light, and its long uplifted tail, shone the enormous and brilliant comet of 18l2- the comet which was said to portend all kinds of woes and the end of the world.
What startled eyes Uplifted from the restless stream first met The full round glory of the moon!
It is as if an invisible hand had been stealthily uplifted from the bottom to catch hold of her keel as it glides through the water.
They gazed about them with looks of uplifted pride, feeling new trust in the grim, always confident weapons in their hands.
Clair started and retreating back a few paces, with uplifted Hands, said, "Another Grand-child!
Then what was before her eyes was not the son coming marching home again but an old woman peering for him round the window curtain and trying not to look uplifted. The newspaper reports would be about the son, but my mother's comment was 'She's a proud woman this night.'
Just ahead of them were the gates of Hugson's Ranch, and Uncle Hugson now came out and stood with uplifted arms and wide open mouth, staring in amazement.
But as he was about to give it the first blow, he stood still with arm uplifted, for he had heard a wee, little voice say in a beseeching tone: "Please be careful!
And it might have been for this reason only, that, when I again uplifted my eyes to the house itself, from its image in the pool, there grew in my mind a strange fancy--a fancy so ridiculous, indeed, that I but mention it to show the vivid force of the sensations which oppressed me.