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  1. el·e·vate
    IPA[ˈeləˌvāt]
  2. verb

    • 1. raise or lift (something) up to a higher position:

      the exercise will naturally elevate your chest and head
      Synonym : raise, lift (up), raise up/aloft, buoy up, upraise, bear aloft, hoist, hike up, haul up, heft up, boost
    • 2. raise to a more important or impressive level:

      in the 1920s he was elevated to secretary of state exotic toppings elevate a pizza from fast food to fine food
      Synonym : promote, give promotion, upgrade, improve the position/status of, give a higher rank, advance, move up, raise, give advancement, prefer, ennoble, exalt, aggrandize, dignify, kick upstairs, move up the ladder
    • 3. (of a priest) hold up (a consecrated host or chalice) for adoration.

    • 4. increase the level or amount of (something, especially the level of a component of a person's blood):

      high amounts of the drug can elevate blood pressure
    • 5. raise the axis of (a piece of artillery) to increase its range.

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: elevate, 3rd person present: elevates, gerund or present participle: elevating, past tense: elevated, past participle: elevated

    • verb

      raise or lift (something) to a higher position:

      (of a priest) hold up (a consecrated host or chalice) for adoration:

    • adjective

      situated or placed higher than the surrounding area:

      (of a level or amount) higher or greater than what is considered normal:

    • noun

      an elevated railroad.
    • adjective

      situated or placed higher than the surrounding area:

      (of a level or amount) higher or greater than normal:

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