Lord Carnarvon, who witnessed this flight, was “elated at the success which attended the efforts of the flying men.”
She met Peter a few years later and her friends were elated.
Unbeknownst to Richard, his friend had found the ring and decided to film his elated reaction in a now-viral video.
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.