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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
elevated railway
▪ Just as the Spirit loses its way the harder you drive, so the Carlton is elevated to a higher level.
▪ Within conservative evangelical circles the entire issue of roles has been elevated to a level of idolatry.
▪ The creative act was seen as heroic, the proof of an elevated level of existence.
▪ This rate of decrease is accelerated with elevated PO2 levels.
▪ However, if hemolysis occurs during blood drawing, falsely elevated plasma magnesium levels may be obtained.
▪ Other reactive trace gases such as nitrous oxide and methyl iodide also remain at elevated and aberrant levels.
▪ We look on from a slightly elevated position, as though we ourselves were levitating, seeing everything.
▪ It has been elevated to a position that it was never intended to hold in the cosmic scheme.
▪ Strangely, once done, this single act of rebellion elevated my position in the community.
▪ Aspirate nasogastric tube if indicated. 6 Once conscious gradually elevate patient to upright position.
▪ The language of rights, legitimate expectations or privileges should not be elevated to any higher status.
▪ This is basically salon music, but the playing elevates it to cult status.
▪ In Nizan's theory of the revolutionary novel it is elevated to the status of necessary pre-condition of authentic writing practices.
▪ The duchy had been elevated to the status of a principality and placed in the Black Prince's hands in 1362.
▪ Through implication, language can diminish or elevate the status of others.
▪ In other words we talk to maintain or elevate our apparent status.
▪ The relatively unknown signing from homespun Grimsby was elevated to star status over a week-end.
▪ Lie down and elevate your feet.
▪ Store owners hope to elevate the mall's image to help improve business.
▪ This drug tends to elevate body temperature.
▪ We need candidates who can elevate and inspire the American people.
▪ But Gats elevates the interests of corporations above other aims.
▪ He has made comedies, but seems quite without the vision that elevates humour to satire.
▪ Of those who remained, a fortunate and opportunistic few were elevated into the realm of senior management.
▪ Returning missionaries spoke to large audiences who were eager to hear how their efforts elevated the heathen.
▪ Stressors of all kinds can elevate blood pressure and induce sudden constriction of the coronary arteries.
▪ The ideology of merit had elevated the grammar school above technical schools, technical schools above secondary moderns.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Elevate \El"e*vate\, a. [L. elevatus, p. p.] Elevated; raised aloft. [Poetic]


Elevate \El"e*vate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elevated; p. pr. & vb. n. Elevating.] [L. elevatus, p. p. of elevare; e + levare to lift up, raise, akin to levis light in weight. See Levity.]

  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.''
    --Sir W. Scott.

  7. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage. [A Latin meaning] [Obs.]
    --Jer. Taylor.

    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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., "to raise above the usual position," from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare "lift up, raise," figuratively, "to lighten, alleviate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever). Sense of "raise in rank or status" is from c.1500. Moral or intellectual sense is from 1620s. Related: Elevated (which also was old slang for "drunk"); elevating.

  1. (context obsolete English) Elevated; raised aloft. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To raise (something) to a higher position; to lift. 2 (context transitive English) To promote (someone) to a higher rank. 3 (context transitive English) To ennoble or honour/honor (someone). 4 (context transitive English) To lift someone's spirits; to cheer up. 5 (context transitive English) To increase the intensity of something, especially that of sound. 6 (context dated colloquial humorous English) To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy. 7 (context obsolete Latinism English) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.

  1. v. 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]

Elevate (organization)

Elevate is a youth-driven foster care program that was started in the summer of 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa as a support group for foster and adopted youth. It is a program of Children & Families of Iowa, a nonprofit organization serving at-risk children and families in Iowa.

Elevate's mission is to inspire others to new levels of understanding and compassion to the life connection needs of foster care and adoptive teens by sharing their personal stories of hope.


Elevate may refer to:

  • Elevate (organization), a youth-driven foster care program
  • elevate, Virgin America's frequent-flyer program
  • Elevate (Big Time Rush album), 2011
  • Elevate (Morgan Page album), 2008
  • Elevate (EP), a 2013 EP by American rapper Chamillionaire
Elevate (Big Time Rush album)

Elevate is the second studio album by American boy band Big Time Rush. It was released on November 21, 2011 by Columbia Records in association with Nickelodeon. The band worked with accomplished songwriters and producers for the album. These include those that assisted with the material from their debut album, such as Emanuel Kiriakou, Lindy Robbins, Nicholas Furlong, Damon Sharpe, Eric Sanicola and Lucas Secon, along with other notable songwriters and producers, such as JR Rotem, Christopher Stewart, The-Dream, Jay Sean, and Ryan Tedder. The production process of the album took place between nine months to a year, most of which was during their touring process.

The album acts as the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon television series of the same name, which features songs that appeared in the series' second season and the television movie, Big Time Movie. Following the success of their first release, the band was inspired to be more involved in the writing process for this album, writing together or separately a total of eight songs. Elevate is mainly a pop-inspired dance-rock album, also showcasing soul-pop and alternative rock. The first single from Elevate, " Music Sounds Better with U", was released on November 1, 2011.

Elevate (Morgan Page album)

Elevate is the debut studio album by American progressive house DJ Morgan Page, released on March 25, 2008 through Nettwerk. The album is a compilation of original songs and remixes that Morgan Page has done for other artists; it contains a total of four original tracks and eight remixes. It also includes the Grammy-nominated deadmau5 remix for his song "The Longest Road", featuring Lissie, as a bonus track. The remix was nominated in 2008 for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.

Elevate (EP)

Elevate is the second extended play released by American rapper Chamillionaire in promotion of his third studio album, Poison. It was released on February 12, 2013 by his label Chamillitary Entertainment.

Usage examples of "elevate".

Madame Adams possessed a mind elevated in its views and capable of attainments above the common order of intellects.

Loop was aroar with the noon hour rush, and elevated trains rumbled above our heads as we turned down Wabash Avenue.

I pedaled my bicycle along the elevated bikeway, filling my lungs with clean, fresh, flower-scented air.

Sunday morning I was pedaling along the elevated bikeway, far from home, having gotten up before dawn and slipped out without waking the family, when I caught my first glimpse of the ships.

We must commit to exercise because inactive lifestyles contribute to weight gain, elevated blood fats, cardiovascular disease, cancer, reduced blood sugar regulation, and increased depression, memory loss, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and a host of other emotional and physical problems.

A few meals were still going out, past the two 203 HOTEL middle-aged women checkers seated primly, like suspicious schoolmistresses, at elevated billing registers.

Other waiters, with loaded trays, moved quickly past the two austere women checkers at elevated billing registers.

It consists in the elevated, heroic, or historical theme, academic form well drawn, some show of bright colors, smoothness of brush-work, and precision and nicety of detail.

The elevated periscope stand in the control room where the Officer of the Deck usually conns the submarine.

The features of the elevated enclosure of San Carlos can be recognized in dim outline, and also those of the Old Town of Coruna around, though scarcely a lamp is shining.

Dean Folan dismounted behind her, leaving Will Danza sitting on his horse, keeping watch from his elevated vantage point.

Luke as a gentleman of fashion, recently elevated to the title of Lord Hardwyck, but he had also, secretly, acted as the Saint of Seven Dials, the legendary thief who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

And a colliery where driverless wagons rolled along their elevated, sloping tracks under the guidance of gravity.

It was a functional, solid sort of place, not really in keeping with the elevated esthetics of the Custodians.

Unfortunately, the higher amounts of carbohydrates in these little extras will elevate your insulin and shoot you right out of the Zone.