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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elate mean? 

ELATE (verb)
  The verb ELATE has 1 sense:

1. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

  Familiarity information: ELATE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ELATE (verb)

Sense 1elate [BACK TO TOP]


Fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


elate; intoxicate; uplift; lift up; pick up

Context example:

Music can uplift your spirits

Hypernyms (to "elate" is one way to...):

excite; shake; shake up; stimulate; stir (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of)


joy; rejoice (feel happiness or joy)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "elate"):

beatify (make blessedly happy)

puff (make proud or conceited)

beatify; exalt; exhilarate; inebriate; thrill (fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The good news will elate her
The performance is likely to elate Sue


depress (lower someone's spirits; make downhearted)

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