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up•lift



Pronunciation: (
v.up-lift';
n.up'lift"),
[key]
v.t.
1. to lift up; raise; elevate.
2. to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
3. to exalt emotionally or spiritually.

v.i.
to become uplifted.

n.
1. an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
2. the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
3. emotional or spiritual exaltation.
4. a brassiere.
5. Geol.an upheaval.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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