El"e*vate (?), a. [L. elevatus,
p. p.] Elevated; raised aloft. [Poetic]
El"e*vate (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Elevated (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Elevating (?).] [L. elevatus, p. p. of
elevare; e + levare to lift up, raise, akin to
levis light in weight. See Levity.] 1.
To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise;
as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.
2. To raise to a higher station; to promote;
as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social
3. To raise from a depressed state; to
animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.
4. To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to
elevate the mind or character.
5. To raise to a higher pitch, or to a
greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate
6. To intoxicate in a slight degree; to
render tipsy. [Colloq. & Sportive] "The elevated
cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo." Sir W.
7. To lessen; to detract from; to
disparage. [A Latin meaning] [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
To elevate a piece (Gun.), to raise
the muzzle; to lower the breech.
Syn. -- To exalt; dignify; ennoble; erect; raise; hoist;
heighten; elate; cheer; flush; excite; animate.