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elevate (ˈɛlɪˌveɪt)
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]

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