—adj.el'u-vāt", -vit), [key]
—v., -vat•ed, -vat•ing,
1. to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up.
2. to raise to a higher state, rank, or office; exalt; promote: to elevate an archbishop to cardinal.
3. to raise to a higher intellectual or spiritual level: Good poetry may elevate the mind.
4. to raise the spirits; put in high spirits.
5. to raise (the voice) in pitch or volume.
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