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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.
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.
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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
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
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up•lift(v. ʌpˈlɪft; n. ˈʌpˌlɪft)
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.
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Past participle: uplifted
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||uplift - a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts|
|Verb||1.||uplift - 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"
|2.||uplift - lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces; "the earth's movement uplifted this part of town"|
|3.||uplift - lift up or elevate|
push up - push upward
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1. To move (something) to a higher position:
2. To raise to a high position or status:
Idiom: put on a pedestal.
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n (= exaltation) → Erhebung f; (= moral inspiration) → Erbauung f; his sermons were full of uplift → seine Predigten waren voll erbaulicher Worte; to give somebody spiritual uplift → jdn erbauen; an uplift in the economy → ein Wirtschaftsaufschwung m
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