AskDefine | Define elate

Dictionary Definition

elate v : fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits" [syn: lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate] [ant: depress]

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English

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Verb

  1. To make joyful or proud.
  2. To lift up; raise; elevate.

Latin

Etymology

From elatus

Adverb

  1. loftily, proudly

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References

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

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