EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English elat, elate, 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
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Pope and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, / Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate.
    • (Can we date this quote by Mrs. H. H. Jackson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
  2. (obsolete) Lifted up; raised; elevated.
    • (Can we date this quote by Fenton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      with upper lip elate
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir W. Jones and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate, / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.

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EstonianEdit

VerbEdit

elate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of elama

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).

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AdverbEdit

ēlātē (comparative ēlātus or ēlātius, no superlative)

  1. loftily, proudly
    • (Can we date this quote?) Gellius: Noctes Atticae, Book 9, Chapter 15, Verse 4
      Introit adulescens et praefatur arrogantius et elatius, quam aetati eius decebat, ac deinde iubet exponi controversias.
      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
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun (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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AdjectiveEdit

elate

  1. Alternative form of elat