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elevate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of elevate

  1. 1 to fill with great joy <seeing their son ordained as a priest was one of the most elevating moments in their lives> Synonyms elate, enrapture, exhilarate, intoxicate, transportRelated Words commove, excite, inspire, stimulate, uplift; content, delight, gladden, gratify, please, rejoice, satisfy, warmNear Antonyms demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit; distress, oppress, saddenAntonyms depress

  2. 2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position <the old trick of using a fat phone book to elevate a child to a more comfortable position at the table> Synonyms boost, crane, raise, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseRelated Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms drop, lower

  3. 3 to move higher in rank or position <the announcement that the pope will elevate several prelates to the rank of cardinal> Synonyms advance, promote, raise, upgradeRelated Words forward, further; aggrandize, boost, heighten, improve, lift, uplift; commission, ennoble, knight; acclaim, applaud, celebrate, cite, commend, compliment, congratulate, decorate; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hail, honor, laud, praise, saluteNear Antonyms depose, dethrone, dismiss, expel, impeach, oust, overthrow, remove, unmake, unseat; demean, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, mortify, shame, take down; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobateAntonyms abase, degrade, demote, downgrade, lower, reduce

  4. 4 to assign a high status or value to <a decade in which greed and selfishness were elevated to the rank of virtues> Synonyms aggrandize, canonize, deify, dignify, exalt, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, magnifyRelated Words boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; heighten, intensify; idealize, romanticize, sanitize, sugarcoat; acclaim, extol (also extoll), honor, laud, praiseNear Antonyms belittle, decry, depreciate, detract, disparage, minimizeAntonyms abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate




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