elevated

[el-uh-vey-tid]
adjective
1.
raised up, especially above the ground or above the normal level: an elevated platform; an elevated pulse.
2.
exalted or noble; lofty: elevated thoughts.
3.
elated; joyful.
noun

Origin:
1545–55; elevate + -ed2

semielevated, adjective
unelevated, adjective
well-elevated, adjective
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elevate

[v. el-uh-veyt; adj. el-uh-veyt, -vit]
verb (used with object), elevated, elevating.
1.
to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up.
2.
to raise to a higher state, rank, or office; exalt; promote: to elevate an archbishop to cardinal.
3.
to raise to a higher intellectual or spiritual level: Good poetry may elevate the mind.
4.
to raise the spirits; put in high spirits.
5.
to raise (the voice) in pitch or volume.
adjective
6.
Archaic. raised; elevated.

Origin:
1490–1500; < Latin ēlevātus lightened, lifted up (past participle of ēlevāre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + lev- light + -ātus -ate1

nonelevating, adjective
reelevate, verb (used with object), reelevated, reelevating.


1. 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. To enhance 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.
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elevate (ˈɛlɪˌveɪt)
 
vb
1.  to move to a higher place
2.  to raise in rank or status; promote
3.  to put in a cheerful mood; elate
4.  to put on a higher cultural plane; uplift: to elevate the tone of a conversation
5.  to raise the axis of a gun
6.  to raise the intensity or pitch of (the voice)
7.  RC Church to lift up (the Host) at Mass for adoration
 
[C15: from Latin ēlevāre from levāre to raise, from levis (adj) light]
 
ele'vatory
 
adj

elevated (ˈɛlɪˌveɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  raised to or being at a higher level
2.  inflated or lofty; exalted: an elevated opinion of oneself
3.  in a cheerful mood; elated
4.  informal slightly drunk
 
n
5.  (US) See elevated railway short for elevated railway

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elevate
late 15c., from L. elevatus, pp. of elevare "lift up, raise," from ex- "out" + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever). El, Amer.Eng. abbreviation of "elevated railroad" is first recorded 1906 in O. Henry.
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elevated definition


  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated; tipsy. : Sam was elevated from the drinking he did.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Psychological studies also indicate that highly creative people share an
  elevated risk of serious mental illness.
It would also mean deregulation of service industries, whose elevated charges
  raise exporters' costs.
Taal at elevated alert as the volcano remains restless.
As is clear, household borrowing relative to housing values remains at elevated
  levels.
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