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uplift

verb up·lift \ (ˌ)əp-ˈlift \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of uplift

transitive verb
1 : to lift up : elevate; especially : to cause (a portion of the earth's surface) to rise above adjacent areas
2 : to improve the spiritual, social, or intellectual condition of
intransitive verb
: rise

uplifter

noun

Examples of uplift in a Sentence

  1. music that uplifts the soul

  2. geologic forces that uplifted the mountains

Recent Examples of uplift from the Web

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First Known Use of uplift

14th century

uplift Synonyms

Synonyms
boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, raise, upraise
Antonyms
drop, lower
Related Words
ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
Near Antonyms
descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submerge

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uplift

noun up·lift \ ˈəp-ˌlift \

Definition of uplift

1 : an act, process, result, or cause of uplifting: such as
a (1) : the uplifting of a part of the earth's surface
(2) : an uplifted mass of land
b : a bettering of a condition especially spiritually, socially, or intellectually
c (1) : influences intended to uplift
(2) : a social movement to improve especially morally or culturally
2 : a brassiere designed to hold the breasts up

Recent Examples of uplift from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'uplift.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of uplift

circa 1845


UPLIFT Defined for English Language Learners

uplift

verb

Definition of uplift for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) happy or hopeful

  • : to lift (something) up : to raise (something) to a higher position


uplift

noun

Definition of uplift for English Language Learners

  • : an increase in amount or number

  • : an increase in happiness or hopefulness


UPLIFT Defined for Kids

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uplift

verb up·lift \ ˌəp-ˈlift \

Definition of uplift for Students

uplifted; uplifting
1 : to lift up
2 : to make feel happy or hopeful
  • The music uplifted us.

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uplift

noun up·lift \ ˈəp-ˌlift \

Definition of uplift for Students

: an increase in happiness or hopefulness


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