Elevate

Definition of Elevate

El´e`vate
a.1.Elevated; raised aloft.
v. t.1.To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Elevated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Elevating .]
2.To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.
3.To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.
4.To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.
5.To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; - said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.
6.To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.
7.To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.
To elevate a piece
(Gun.) to raise the muzzle; to lower the breech.

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