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[ih-leyt] /ɪˈleɪt/
verb (used with object), elated, elating.
to make very happy or proud:
news to elate the hearer.
Origin of elate
1350-1400; Middle English elat proud, exalted < Latin ēlātus carried away, lifted up (past participle of efferre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + lā- carry, lift (see translate) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
overelate, verb (used with object), overelated, overelating.
unelating, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for elate
  • The coming of the stealthy foe, with hearts and hopes elate.
  • The south drift at elate of report had none on thirteen feet, and the nona drift twelve feet.
  • He did not seem to miss, the music, and certainly nobody elate minded.
British Dictionary definitions for elate


(transitive) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ēlāt- stem of past participle of efferre to bear away, from ferre to carry
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Word Origin and History for elate

1570s, literal, "to raise, elevate," probably from Latin elatus "uplifted, exalted," past participle of effere (see elation), or else a back-formation from elation. Figurative use from 1610s. Related: Elated; elating.

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