E*late" (?), a. [L. elatus elevated, fig., elated, proud (the figure, perh., being borrowed from a prancing horse); e out + latus (used as p. p. of ferre to bear), for tlatus, and akin to E. tolerate. See Tolerate, and cf. Extol.]


Lifted up; raised; elevated.

With upper lip elate. Fenton.

And sovereign law, that State's collected will, O'er thrones and globes, elate, Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill. Sir W. Jones.


Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant.

O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate. Pope.

Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress. Mrs. H. H. Jackson.

Syn. -- Puffed up; lofty; proud; haughty; exalted; inspirited; transported; delighted; overjoyed.


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E*late" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elated; p. pr. & vb. n. Elating.]


To raise; to exalt.


By the potent sun elated high. Thomson.


To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud.

Foolishly elated by spiritual pride. Warburton.

You ought not be elated at the chance mishaps of your enemies. Jowett (Thucyd. ).


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