Meaning of elevate

el•e•vate

Pronunciation: (v.el'u-vāt"adj.el'u-vāt", -vit), [key]
— v., adj. -vat•ed, -vat•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up.
  2. to raise to a higher state, rank, or office; exalt; promote: to elevate an archbishop to cardinal.
  3. to raise to a higher intellectual or spiritual level: Good poetry may elevate the mind.
  4. to raise the spirits; put in high spirits.
  5. to raise (the voice) in pitch or volume.
—adj.
  1. raised; elevated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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