EL'EVATE, v.t. [L. elevo; e and levo, to raise; Eng. to lift. See Lift.]1. To raise, in a literal and general sense; to raise from a low or deep place to a higher.2. To exalt; to raise to higher state or station; as, to elevate a man to an office.3. To improve, refine or dignify; to raise from or above low conceptions; as, to elevate the mind.4. To raise from a low or common state; to exalt; as, to elevate the character; to elevate a nation.5. To elate with price.6. To excite; to cheer; to animate; as, to elevate the spirits.7. To take from; to detract; to lessen by detraction. [Not used.]8. To raise from any tone to one more acute; as, to elevate the voice.9. To augment or swell; to make louder, as sound.
EL'EVATE, a. [L. elevatus.] Elevated; raised aloft.