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EtymologyEdit

From Latin ēlātus (exalted, lofty), perfect passive participle of efferō (bring forth or out; raise; exalt), from ē (out of) (short form of ex) + ferō (carry, bear).

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VerbEdit

elate (third-person singular simple present elates, present participle elating, simple past and past participle elated)

  1. (transitive) To make joyful or proud.
  2. (transitive) To lift up; raise; elevate.

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AdjectiveEdit

elate

  1. elated; exultant
    • Alexander Pope
      O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, / Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate.
    • Mrs. H. H. Jackson
      Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
  2. (obsolete) Lifted up; raised; elevated.
    • Fenton
      with upper lip elate
    • Sir W. Jones
      And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate, / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From ēlātus (exalted, lofty), perfect passive participle of efferō (bring forth or out; raise; exalt), from ē (out of), short form of ex, + ferō (carry, bear).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ēlātē (comparative ēlātus or ēlātius, no superlative)

  1. loftily, proudly
    • Introit adulescens et praefatur arrogantius et elatius, quam aetati eius decebat, ac deinde iubet exponi controversias. Gellius: Noctes Atticae, Book 9, Chapter 15, Verse 4
      The young fellow entered the room, made some preliminary remarks in a more arrogant and presumptuous style than became his years, and then asked that subjects for debate be given him.

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἐλάτη (elátē).

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NounEdit

elatē f (genitive elatēs); first declension

  1. A sort of fir
  2. The leaf of the palm bud

InflectionEdit

First declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative elatē elatae
genitive elatēs elatārum
dative elatae elatīs
accusative elatēn elatās
ablative elatē elatīs
vocative elatē elatae

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