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

 el·e·vate /ˈɛləˌvet, vət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·e·vate v. t.   [imp. & p. p. Elevated p. pr. & vb. n. Elevating ]
 1. To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.
 2. To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.
 3. To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.
 4. To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.
 5. To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.
 6. To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy. [Colloq. & Sportive] “The elevated cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo.”
 7. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage. [A Latin meaning] [Obs.]
 To elevate a piece Gun., to raise the muzzle; to lower the breech.
 Syn: -- To exalt; dignify; ennoble; erect; raise; hoist; heighten; elate; cheer; flush; excite; animate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·e·vate a.  Elevated; raised aloft. [Poetic]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John
           was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired";
           "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I
           got promoted after many years of hard work" [syn: promote,
            upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise] [ant: demote]
      2: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands";
         "Lift a load" [syn: raise, lift, get up, bring up]
         [ant: lower]
      3: raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people
         from poverty" [syn: lift, raise]