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 for To elevate a piece
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elevate \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.
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     2. To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate
        to an office, or to a high social position.
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     3. To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as,
        to elevate the spirits.
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     4. To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind
        or character.
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     5. To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of
        loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.
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     6. To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.
        [Colloq. & Sportive] "The elevated cavaliers sent for two
        tubs of merry stingo." --Sir W. Scott.
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     7. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage. [A Latin
        meaning] [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
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     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.
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