elevate elevate  /ˈɛ lə ˌveɪt/


  1. (v) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  2. (v) raise from a lower to a higher position
  3. (v) raise in rank or condition


Derived Word(s)


  1. Began teaching the detainee lessons such as stay, come, and bark to elevate his social status up to that of a dog.
  2. Otherwise, according to prevailing wisdom, all a candidate achieves is to elevate the rumors to a legitimate story for the media to feast on.
  3. I am wondering when PTI will elevate Barack Obama to sainthood.


  1. NYC airs ideas for preparing buildings for storms

    A new report on safeguarding New York City buildings from storms and rising seas says zoning code changes could make it easier to elevate homes. It also suggests that backup power be required for high-rise ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Companies' growth goal of program

    Elevate Ventures is seeking 25 local companies to fill openings in its Economic Gardening business program.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

  3. Belly Expands Platform to Elevate Customer Engagement With Added Functionality

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Belly Expands Platform to Elevate Customer Engagement With Added Functionality
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire


  1. "We'll try to elevate our game for one last performance," said Brady, MVP in two of the three Super Bowls he's won.
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Tom Brady Source: Forbes

  2. Former Vice President Al Gore, newly named co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said Friday he hopes the honor will "elevate global consciousness" about the challenges of global warming.
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Forbes

  3. "He was the first to elevate haute couture to the rank of art - and that gave him global influence," Sarkozy said.
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: International Herald Tribune

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