< Latin ēlevātus
lightened, lifted up (past participle of ēlevāre
), equivalent to ē- e-1
light + -ātus -ate1
nonelevating, adjectivereelevate, verb (used with object), reelevated, reelevating.
lift, hoist. 2.
advance, upgrade, dignify.
2. Elevate, enhance, exalt, heighten
mean to raise or make higher in some respect. To elevate
is to raise something up to a higher level, position, or state: to elevate the living standards of a group.
is to add to the attractions or desirability of something: Landscaping enhances the beauty of the grounds. To exalt
is to raise very high in rank, character, estimation, mood, etc.: A king is exalted above his subjects. To heighten
is to increase the strength or intensity: to heighten one's powers of concentration.