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Definition of "elevate" []

  • To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift. (verb-transitive)
  • To increase the amplitude, intensity, or volume of. (verb-transitive)
  • To promote to a higher rank. (verb-transitive)
  • To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level. (verb-transitive)
  • To lift the spirits of; elate. See Synonyms at lift. (verb-transitive)

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 "elevate" in a sentence
  • "It is true that fabric, construction, and a designer name on a label elevate the price of clothing."
  • "Getting behind Lieberman is the only thing to do, because it will again elevate the Democratic Party's inability to prosecute the War on Terror and inability to provide for our National Security on the national stage, thereby providing a great many votes for Republicans all across the country this November."
  • "And somehow, the sometimes-typoed subtitles elevate the whole thing to a higher comedy."