verb (used with object)
to lift up; raise; elevate.
to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
verb (used without object)
an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
emotional or spiritual exaltation.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English upliften. Related forms
7. enrichment, betterment, enhancement.