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elevated

[el-uh-vey-tid] /ˈɛl əˌveɪ tɪd/
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
1545-1555
1545-55; elevate + -ed2
Related forms
semielevated, adjective
unelevated, adjective
well-elevated, adjective

elevate

[v. el-uh-veyt; adj. el-uh-veyt, -vit] /v. ˈɛl əˌveɪt; adj. ˈɛl əˌveɪt, -vɪt/
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
Related forms
nonelevating, adjective
reelevate, verb (used with object), reelevated, reelevating.
Synonyms
1. lift, hoist. 2. advance, upgrade, dignify.
Synonym Study
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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Examples for elevated
  • Psychological studies also indicate that highly creative people share an elevated risk of serious mental illness.
  • The tone of sentiment which prevails throughout is noble and elevated, and the political and moral precepts highly commendable.
  • The moral reflections in these letters are elevated, and are developed with characteristic ingenuity.
  • Normally, reviews of such tests would flag only highly elevated levels of a particular factor.
  • 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.
  • And why, although you have elevated to the pseudo divine, your still not paid enough to pay them.
  • Mildly elevated radioactivity has been detected at some sites but not at levels that appear dangerous.
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British Dictionary definitions for elevated

elevated

/ˈɛlɪˌveɪtɪd/
adjective
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
noun
5.
(US) short for elevated railway See elevated railway

elevate

/ˈɛlɪˌveɪt/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
elevatory, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ēlevāre from levāre to raise, from levis (adj) light
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Word Origin and History for elevated

elevate

v.

late 15c., from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare "lift up, raise," figuratively, "to lighten, alleviate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever). Related: Elevated; elevating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for elevated

elevated

adjective

Drunk (late-1600s+)


elevate

verb

To rob: go out and ''elevate'' a bank

[1920s+; probably a play on heist]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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