Meaning of uplift

up•lift

Pronunciation: (v.up-lift'n.up'lift&sec), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to lift up; raise; elevate.
  2. to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
  3. to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
—v.i.
  1. to become uplifted.
—n.
  1. an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
  2. the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
  3. emotional or spiritual exaltation.
  4. a brassiere.
  5. an upheaval.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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