elevate

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare (to raise, lift up), from e (out) + levare (to make light, to lift), from levis (light); see levity and lever.

VerbEdit

elevate (third-person singular simple present elevates, present participle elevating, simple past and past participle elevated)

  1. (transitive) To raise (something) to a higher position; to lift.
  2. (transitive) To promote (someone) to a higher rank.
  3. (transitive) To ennoble or honour/honor (someone).
  4. (transitive) To lift someone's spirits; to cheer up.
  5. (transitive) To increase the intensity of something, especially that of sound.
    to elevate the voice
  6. (dated, colloquial, humorous) To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      The elevated cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo.
  7. (obsolete, Latinism) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)

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AdjectiveEdit

elevate (comparative more elevate, superlative most elevate)

  1. (obsolete) Elevated; raised aloft.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

elevate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of elevare
  2. second-person plural imperative of elevare
  3. feminine plural of elevato

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

ēlevāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēlevō
Last modified on 14 December 2013, at 15:31