Definition of


  1. (verb, change) raise in rank or condition
  2. (verb, motion) raise from a lower to a higher position
    Lift a load
  3. (verb, social) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    I got promoted after many years of hard work

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Elevate

  1. late 15c., from L. elevatus, pp. of elevare "lift up, raise," from ex- "out" + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever). El, Amer.Eng. abbreviation of "elevated railroad" is first recorded 1906 in O. Henry. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Elevate

eelpout, el beda, elapid, elapidae, elbow pad, elevated, elopidae

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