Etymology
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elevate (v.)

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 (from PIE root *legwh- "not heavy, having little weight"). 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.

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Definitions of elevate

elevate (v.)
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position;
Synonyms: promote / upgrade / advance / kick upstairs / raise
elevate (v.)
raise from a lower to a higher position;
Synonyms: raise / lift / get up / bring up
elevate (v.)
raise in rank or condition;
Synonyms: lift / raise
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