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elevates

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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“Elevates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elevates. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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