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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 elate /ɪˈlet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·late a.
 1. Lifted up; raised; elevated.
    With upper lip elate.   --Fenton.
 And sovereign law, that State's collected will,
 O'er thrones and globes, elate,
 Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.   --Sir W. Jones.
 2. Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant.
 O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate,
 Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate.   --Pope.
    Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.   --Mrs. H. H. Jackson.
 Syn: -- Puffed up; lofty; proud; haughty; exalted; inspirited; transported; delighted; overjoyed.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elated; p. pr. & vb. n. Elating.]
 1. To raise; to exalt. [R.]
    By the potent sun elated high.   --Thomson.
 2. To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud.
    Foolishly elated by spiritual pride.   --Warburton.
    You ought not be elated at the chance mishaps of your enemies.   --Jowett (Thucyd. ).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can
          uplift your spirits" [syn: lift up, uplift, pick up,
           intoxicate] [ant: depress]