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[ih-leyt] /ɪˈleɪt/

verb (used with object), elated, elating.
to make very happy or proud:
news to elate the hearer.
(transitive) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism

1570s, literal, “to raise, elevate,” probably from Latin elatus “uplifted, exalted,” past participle of effere (see elation), or else a back-formation from elation. Figurative use from 1610s. Related: Elated; elating.


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