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elevate

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1 to fill with great joy
  • Seeing their son graduate from college was one of the most elevating moments in their lives.
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2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position
  • the old trick of using a fat phone book to elevate a child to a more comfortable position at the table
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3 to move higher in rank or position
  • She was elevated to department chair.
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kick upstairs

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4 to assign a high status or value to
  • a decade in which greed and selfishness were elevated to the rank of virtues
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lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. lift usually implies exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight.
    • lift the chair while I vacuum
raise carries a stronger implication of bringing up to the vertical or to a high position.
    • scouts raising a flagpole
rear may add an element of suddenness to raise.
    • suddenly reared itself up on its hind legs
elevate may replace lift or raise especially when exalting or enhancing is implied.
    • elevated the taste of the public
hoist implies lifting something heavy especially by mechanical means.
    • hoisted the cargo on board
heave implies lifting and throwing with great effort or strain.
    • heaved the heavy crate inside
boost suggests assisting to climb or advance by a push.
    • boosted his brother over the fence


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