elevate

Elevate means to raise, either literally or figuratively. Think: elevator. At the end of the track meet, the team elevated their trophy for everyone to see. Their mood could only be described as elevated.

If you get promoted, you might be elevated to the rank of vice president. Having elevated levels of cholesterol in your blood means that your levels are high. In the 1950s the Pop Art movement suggested that art can be found all around us, elevating the design of a can of soup to the level of high art.

DEFINITIONS OF: elevate

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v raise from a lower to a higher position

Synonyms:
bring up, get up, lift, raise
Antonyms:
bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down
move something or somebody to a lower position
Types:
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get up
cause to rise
jack, jack up
lift with a special device
shoulder
lift onto one's shoulders
kick up
cause to rise by kicking
hoist, lift, wind
raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
trice, trice up
raise with a line
hoist, run up
raise
hoist
move from one place to another by lifting
pump
raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
levitate
cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
underlay
raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
skid
elevate onto skids
pinnacle
raise on or as if on a pinnacle
chin, chin up
raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
leaven, prove, raise
cause to puff up with a leaven
heighten
increase the height of
boost, hike, hike up
increase
gather up, lift up, pick up
take and lift upward
erect, rear
cause to rise up
trice, trice up
hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
pitch, set up
erect and fasten
cock up, prick, prick up
raise
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v raise in rank or condition

Synonyms:
lift, raise
Types:
dignify
raise the status of
exalt
raise in rank, character, or status
deify
exalt to the position of a God
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Synonyms:
advance, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
Antonyms:
break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
Types:
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tenure
give life-time employment to
bring up
promote from a lower position or rank
spot promote
promote on the spot
ennoble, entitle, gentle
give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
favor, favour, prefer
promote over another
brevet
promote somebody by brevet, in the military
baronetise, baronetize
confer baronetcy upon
lord
make a lord of someone
dub, knight
raise (someone) to knighthood
advantage
give an advantage to
Type of:
assign, delegate, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
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