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

  Elevate \El"e*vate\, a. [L. elevatus, p. p.]
     Elevated; raised aloft. [Poetic] --Milton.
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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
     1. To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to
        raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John
           was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women
           tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got
           promoted after many years of hard work" [syn: promote,
           upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate]
           [ant: break, bump, demote, kick downstairs,
      2: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands";
         "Lift a load" [syn: raise, lift, elevate, get up,
         bring up] [ant: bring down, get down, let down,
         lower, take down]
      3: raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people
         from poverty" [syn: lift, raise, elevate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "elevate":
     acculturate, advance, aggrandize, ameliorate, amend, apotheose,
     apotheosize, beatify, better, boost, bring forward, buoy up,
     canonize, cast up, civilize, crown, deify, edify, educate, elate,
     emend, enhance, enlighten, ennoble, enrich, enshrine, enthrone,
     erect, escalate, exalt, fatten, favor, flush, forward, foster,
     glamorize, glorify, go straight, graduate, heave, heft, heighten,
     heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, immortalize, improve,
     improve upon, jerk up, kick upstairs, knight, knock up, lard,
     levitate, lift, lift up, lionize, lob, loft, magnify,
     make an improvement, make legendary, meliorate, mend, nurture,
     pass, perk up, pick up, pitch, prefer, promote, raise, raise aloft,
     raise up, rear, rear aloft, rear up, refine upon, reform, rise,
     saint, sanctify, set up, sky, socialize, stand upright, stick up,
     straighten out, take up, throne, throw up, transfigure, transform,
     up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upgrade, upheave, uphoist, uphold,
     uplift, upraise, uprear, upright, upthrow

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