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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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