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.