uplifting

[uhp-lif-ting]
adjective
inspirational; offering or providing hope, encouragement, salvation, etc.: an uplifting sermon.

Origin:
1810–20; uplift + -ing2

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uplift

[v. uhp-lift; n. uhp-lift]
verb (used with object)
1.
to lift up; raise; elevate.
2.
to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
3.
to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
verb (used without object)
4.
to become uplifted.
noun
5.
an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
6.
the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
7.
emotional or spiritual exaltation.
8.
a brassiere.
9.
Geology. an upheaval.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English upliften. See up-, lift

upliftment, noun


7. enrichment, betterment, enhancement.
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uplift
 
vb
1.  to raise; elevate; lift up
2.  to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
3.  (Scot), (NZ) to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up
 
n
4.  the act, process, or result of lifting up
5.  the act or process of bettering moral, social or cultural conditions, etc
6.  a.  a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
 b.  (as modifier): an uplift bra
7.  the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building
 
up'lifter
 
n

uplifting (ʌpˈlɪftɪŋ)
 
adj
acting to raise moral, spiritual, cultural, etc levels

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uplift
1338, from up + lift (v.).
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Example sentences
Even perfect strangers three degrees of separation away-friends of friends of
  friends-exerted a significant uplifting influence.
It is really an uplifting form of philosophical indifference.
These are not unlike the rationalizations of hostages, who try to occupy the
  endless stream of days with uplifting activity.
Official figures, it has to be said, paint a more uplifting picture.
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