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elated

[ih-ley-tid] /ɪˈleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits:
an elated winner of a contest.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; elate + -ed2
Related forms
elatedly, adverb
elatedness, noun
superelated, adjective
unelated, adjective
Synonyms
overjoyed, ecstatic.
Antonyms
dejected.

elate

[ih-leyt] /ɪˈleɪt/
verb (used with object), elated, elating.
1.
to make very happy or proud:
news to elate the hearer.
adjective
2.
Origin
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
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Examples from the web for elated
  • Be not elated at any excellence that is not your own.
  • Exhausted and elated, I'm ready to head home tomorrow .
  • The arts are central to the lives of many Oklahomans—an endeavor that they're elated to share with visitors.
  • We strutted around the room, elated and basking in adulation.
  • The students were elated.
  • He seemed elated by the enthusiastic ovation he received.
  • The elated crowd soon grew angry.
  • It was a big moment, and he should have been elated.
  • He was elated that at last he'd be getting some formal training.
  • When the lid comes off after a long period of repression, people may be grateful and elated.
British Dictionary definitions for elated

elated

/ɪˈleɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
full of high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism; very happy
Derived Forms
elatedly, adverb
elatedness, noun

elate

/ɪˈleɪt/
verb
1.
(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 elated
adj.

1610s, past participle adjective from elate.

elate

v.

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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