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Definition of elevated

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1a : raised especially above the ground or other surface an elevated highway
b : increased especially abnormally (as in degree or amount) elevated blood pressure
2a : being morally or intellectually on a high plane : refined elevated conversation
b : formal, dignified elevated diction
3 : exhilarated in mood or feeling



Definition of elevated (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for elevated

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of elevated in a Sentence

Adjective Her poetry is known for its elevated style. an elevated monorail that transports visitors all over the theme park
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Because of this prior arrest and charge, the March 21 incident was elevated to a felony charge of domestic violence. cleveland, "Teens arrested after gun found in their car: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 27 Mar. 2020 Esper also confirmed that the Pentagon compound had been elevated to HPCON Charlie, the third-highest health protection level. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Esper says coronavirus needs taking toll on military resources," 23 Mar. 2020 The official is Indur Goklany, who in the early months of the Trump administration was elevated to a position guiding the department’s climate policy. Hiroko Masuike, New York Times, "Seattle, Coronavirus, Amy Klobuchar: Your Monday Evening Briefing," 2 Mar. 2020 Perhaps some of the talented individuals among the Vedic people themselves get elevated to that status. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz India, "How the Indian icon Nataraja danced his way from ancient history to modern physics," 18 Dec. 2019 Amanda Jo Smith, Liana Diamond and Hannah Vaughn have been elevated to agent. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, "Gersh Adds Former Sony Exec Lauren Craniotes, Promotes Three Others (Exclusive)," 17 Dec. 2019 Young, the council president, was elevated to mayor. Luke Broadwater, baltimoresun.com, "Former Mayor Sheila Dixon to make announcement about mayoral campaign at Saturday event in West Baltimore," 11 Dec. 2019 The guarantee for the 6-foot-2 guard then was elevated to $300,000 if on the opening-night roster. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Opening night comes with $150,000 payoff for Heat’s Kendrick Nunn," 23 Oct. 2019 Campanile was elevated to interim coach after Chris Ash was fired four games into his fourth season with the Scarlet Knights (1-4, 0-3 Big Ten) last Sunday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rutgers starting quarterback, running back plan to redshirt," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of elevated


1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of elevated was in 1553

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1 Jun 2020

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“Elevated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elevated. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of elevated

: raised above the ground
: higher than normal
: having an intelligent and usually formal tone or quality


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Medical Definition of elevated

: increased especially abnormally (as in degree or amount) elevated blood pressure elevated temperature

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