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.
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2. To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.
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3. To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.
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4. To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.
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5. To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.
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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.
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7. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage. [A Latin meaning] [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
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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.
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