Elevate El"e*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elevated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elevating}.] [L. elevatus, p. p. of elevare; e + levare to lift up, raise, akin to levis light in weight. See {Levity}.] 1. To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position. [1913 Webster]

3. To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits. [1913 Webster]

4. To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character. [1913 Webster]

5. To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice. [1913 Webster]

6. To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy. [Colloq. & Sportive] ``The elevated cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

7. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage. [A Latin meaning] [Obs.] --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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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