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elate

verb \ i-ˈlāt \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of elate

elated; elating
: to fill with joy or pride

Examples of elate in a Sentence

  1. The discovery has elated researchers.

  2. the winning of the state basketball championship elated the whole town

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Origin and Etymology of elate

Latin elatus (past participle of efferre to carry out, elevate), from e- + latus, past participle of ferre to carry — more at tolerate, bear


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elate

adjective

Definition of elate

: elated
  • I smiled to myself and felt elate
  • —Charlotte Brontë

First Known Use of elate

1647

in the meaning defined above

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ELATE Defined for English Language Learners

elate

Definition of elate for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) very happy and excited


ELATE Defined for Kids

elate

verb \ i-ˈlāt \

Definition of elate for Students

elated; elating
: to fill with joy or pride
  • Winning the game elated our fans.


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