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elate

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verb \i-ˈlāt\

Definition of elate

elated

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elating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

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


First Known Use: circa 1619


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elate

adjective

Definition of elate

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

1647

First Known Use of elate

1647


ELATE Defined for English Language Learners

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elate

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verb \i-ˈlāt\

Definition of elate for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) very happy and excited


ELATE Defined for Kids

elate

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verb \i-ˈlāt\

Definition of elate for Students

elated

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elating

  1. :  to fill with joy or pride Winning the game elated our fans.



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