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elevate

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Verb (transitive)
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el=e=vate
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3 in 3 verses (in OT : 3 in 3 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

elevatea. [L. elevatus, p. p.].
     Elevated; raised aloft.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
elevatev. t. [L. elevatus, p. p. of elevare; e + levare to lift up, raise, akin to levis light in weight. See Levity.].
  •  To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.  Jer. Taylor.  [1913 Webster]
To elevate a piece (Gun.), to raise the muzzle; to lower the breech.
Syn. -- To exalt; dignify; ennoble; erect; raise; hoist; heighten; elate; cheer; flush; excite; animate.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

elevate, v.tr.
1 bring to a higher position.
2 Eccl. hold up (the Host or the chalice) for adoration.
3 raise, lift (one's eyes etc.).
4 raise the axis of (a gun).
5 raise (a railway etc.) above ground level.
6 exalt in rank etc.
7 (usu. as elevated adj.) raise morally or intellectually (elevated style).
8 (as elevated adj.) colloq. slightly drunk.

Derivative
elevatory adj.
Etymology
L elevare raise (as E-, levis light)

THESAURUS

elevate

acculturate, advance, aggrandize, ameliorate, amend, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, better, boost, bring forward, buoy up, canonize, cast up, civilize, crown, deify, edify, educate, elate, emend, enhance, enlighten, ennoble, enrich, enshrine, enthrone, erect, escalate, exalt, fatten, favor, flush, forward, foster, glamorize, glorify, go straight, graduate, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, immortalize, improve, improve upon, jerk up, kick upstairs, knight, knock up, lard, levitate, lift, lift up, lionize, lob, loft, magnify, make an improvement, make legendary, meliorate, mend, nurture, pass, perk up, pick up, pitch, prefer, promote, raise, raise aloft, raise up, rear, rear aloft, rear up, refine upon, reform, rise, saint, sanctify, set up, sky, socialize, stand upright, stick up, straighten out, take up, throne, throw up, transfigure, transform, up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upgrade, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, upright, upthrow

ROGET THESAURUS

elevate

Repute

VB be conscious of glory, be proud of, exult, be vain of, be distinguished, shine, shine forth, figure, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, rival, surpass, outshine, outrival, outvie, outjump, emulate, eclipse, throw into the shade, cast into the shade, overshadow, live, flourish, glitter, flaunt, gain honor, acquire honor, play first fiddle, bear the palm, bear the bell, lead the way, take precedence, take the wall of, gain laurels, win laurels, gain spurs, gain golden opinions, take one's degree, pass one's examination, make a noise, make some noise, make a noise in the world, leave one's mark, exalt one's horn, blow one's horn, star it, have a run, be run after, come into vogue, come to the front, raise one's head, enthrone, signalize, immortalize, deify, exalt to the skies, hand one's name down to posterity, consecrate, dedicate to, devote to, enshrine, inscribe, blazon, lionize, blow the trumpet, crown with laurel, confer honor on, reflect honor on, shed a luster on, redound, to one's honor, ennoble, give honor to, do honor to, pay honor to, render honor to, honor, accredit, pay regard to, dignify, glorify, sing praises to, lock up to, exalt, aggrandize, elevate, nobilitate.

Ascent

VB ascend, rise, mount, arise, uprise, go up, get up, work one's way up, start up, shoot up, go into orbit, float up, bubble up, aspire, climb, clamber, ramp, scramble, escalade, surmount, shin, shinny, shinney, scale, scale the heights, raise, elevate, go aloft, fly aloft, tower, soar, take off, spring up, pop up, jump up, catapult upwards, explode upwards, hover, spire, plane, swim, float, surge, leap.

Elevation

VB heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect, set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up, rear, hoist, heave, uplift, upraise, uprear, upbear, upcast, uphoist, upheave, buoy, weigh mount, give a lift, exalt, sublimate, place on a pedestal, set on a pedestal, escalate 102, take up, drag up, fish up, dredge, stand up, rise up, get up, jump up, spring to one's feet, hold oneself, hold one's head up, drawn oneself up to his full height.


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