- 1(formal) to give somebody/something a higher position or rank, often more important than they deserve synonym raise, promote elevate somebody/something (to something) He elevated many of his friends to powerful positions within the government. elevate something (into something) It was an attempt to elevate football to a subject worthy of serious study.
- 2elevate something (specialist or formal) to lift something up or put something in a higher position It is important that the injured leg should be elevated.
- 3elevate something (specialist) to make the level of something increase Smoking often elevates blood pressure.
- 4elevate something (formal) to improve a person’s mood, so that they feel happy The song never failed to elevate his spirits. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin elevat-
BrE BrE//ˈelɪveɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈelɪveɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elevate
BrE BrE//ˈelɪveɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈelɪveɪt//he / she / it elevates
BrE BrE//ˈelɪveɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈelɪveɪts//past simple elevated
BrE BrE//ˈelɪveɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈelɪveɪtɪd//past participle elevated
BrE BrE//ˈelɪveɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈelɪveɪtɪd//-ing form elevating
BrE BrE//ˈelɪveɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈelɪveɪtɪŋ//