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