Definition of elate
: to fill with joy or pride
Examples of elate in a Sentence
The discovery has elated researchers.
the winning of the state basketball championship elated the whole town
Recent Examples of elate from the Web
I was elated that evening, flitting around the room talking to people, laughing.
AP HAVANA — Juan Alberto Menendez vividly recalls feeling elated that December day in 2014 when President Barack Obama announced that the United States and Cuba would end a half century of estrangement.
Mr. Krasner’s win elated his supporters, who say such a change is overdue.
But after one long run near their suburban Baltimore home in 2015, Heather felt especially queasy - and then elated as a second pink line materialized on the stick of her pregnancy test.
An avid fisherman, Justin had initially been elated when the rain started that August afternoon.
Not so long ago, President Donald Trump had backers of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process worried and Israeli settlers and annexationists elated.
Democrats also were elated, as the appointment guarantees the probe will be serious and will continue to draw attention to a story that is reliably toxic for the president.
Many supporters are elated that the MTV sees male, female and non-binary actors as equals, and argue the rest of Hollywood needs to catch up -- especially the Oscars.
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Definition of elate
: elated I smiled to myself and felt elate — Charlotte Brontë
First Known Use of elate
ELATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of elate for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) very happy and excited
ELATE Defined for Kids
Definition of elate for Students
: to fill with joy or pride Winning the game elated our fans.
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