elevate

[ verb el-uh-veyt; adjective el-uh-veyt, -vit ]SEE DEFINITION OF elevate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ELEVATE

You're not here to elevate their minds or teach them anything.

And this helped to perfect his character, to elevate him to a complete forgetfulness of self.

Will it elevate his thoughts and desires to higher and nobler aims, or inspire him to "look from nature up to nature's God?"

Your motto should be to elevate the standard of your flocks, rather than to increase their number beyond your means of feeding.

To promote their happiness is not his first object, but to elevate their moral nature.

The thoughts might be uplifting to Almena, but they did not elevate my spirits.

Each is a link in the chain which will be mighty to elevate the fallen.

The Cherubim and Seraphim have wings that elevate them above our zenith.

The same lesson that brought him so low served to elevate me.

You could not elevate your mind even to comprehend my motives.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare "lift up, raise," figuratively, "to lighten, alleviate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever). Related: Elevated; elevating.

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