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uplift

verb up·lift \ (ˌ)əp-ˈlift \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018
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

uplifter

noun

Examples of uplift in a Sentence

  1. music that uplifts the soul

  2. geologic forces that uplifted the mountains

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First Known Use of uplift

14th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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uplift

noun up·lift \ ˈəp-ˌlift \
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

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First Known Use of uplift

circa 1845

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UPLIFT Defined for English Language Learners

uplift

  • : to make (someone) happy or hopeful

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


uplift

  • : 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 \
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 \
: an increase in happiness or hopefulness


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