elevate
I. adjective Date: 14th century archaic elevated II. verb (-vated; -vating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare, from e- + levare to raise — more at lever Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to lift up or make higher ; raise <
elevate a patient's leg
>
<
exercises that elevate the heart rate
>
2. to raise in rank or status <
was elevated to chairman
>
3. to improve morally, intellectually, or culturally <
great books that both entertain and elevate their readers
>
4. to raise the spirits of ; elate intransitive verb to become elevated ; rise <
his voice elevated to a shout
>
Synonyms: see lift

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