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Definition of "uplift" []

  • To raise; elevate. (verb-transitive)
  • To raise to a higher social, intellectual, or moral level or condition. (verb-transitive)
  • To raise to spiritual or emotional heights; exalt: music that uplifts the spirit. (verb-transitive)
  • Uplifted. (adjective)
  • The act, process, or result of raising or lifting up. (noun)

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 "uplift" in a sentence
  • "For climate researchers trying to understand major episodes of global climate change in Earth's past, the timing of the uplift is a crucial piece of information."
  • "As Dr. King said, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.""
  • "SIGAR says that the January 2012 personnel target for this uplift is 1,500 personnel."