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Definition of "elate" [e•late]

  • To make proud or joyful: Her success elated the family. (verb-transitive)
  • Elated. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elate" in a sentence
  • "There was no mistake — ­pressure to pressure, warmth to warmth, and with an elate thrill he felt her breathe against him."
  • "This is accessible art; the kind of stuff kids elate (nice typo) to that leads to thinking about art in ways they haven't."
  • "How come the rest of American knew about this "reverend" but McCain and his elate staff of adisors didn't have a clue."