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elevate

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1 to fill with great joy
  • seeing their son ordained as a priest 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
  • the announcement that the pope will elevate several prelates to the rank of cardinal

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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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The first known use of elevate was in the 14th century

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“Elevate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elevate. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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