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elate

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verb \i-ˈlāt\

Definition of elate

elated

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

elating

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



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