El"e*vate (?), a. [L. elevatus, p. p.]

Elevated; raised aloft.




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El"e*vate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elevated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Elevating (?).] [L. elevatus, p. p. of elevare; e + levare to lift up, raise, akin to levis light in weight. See Levity.]


To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.


To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.


To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.


To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.


To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.


To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.

[Colloq. & Sportive] "The elevated cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo."

Sir W. Scott.


To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.

[A Latin meaning] [Obs.]

Jer. Taylor.

To elevate a piece Gun., to raise the muzzle; to lower the breech.

Syn. -- To exalt; dignify; ennoble; erect; raise; hoist; heighten; elate; cheer; flush; excite; animate.


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