elevate


elevate

verb

Definition of ELEVATE

1
to fill with great joy <seeing their son ordained as a priest was one of the most elevating moments in their lives>
Antonyms depress
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>
Related Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
Antonyms drop, lower
3
to move higher in rank or position <the announcement that the pope will elevate several prelates to the rank of cardinal>
4
to assign a high status or value to <a decade in which greed and selfishness were elevated to the rank of virtues>

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