- 1 (formal) to give someone or 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) He was a great writer who elevated travel writing into an art.
- 2 elevate something (technology or formal) to lift something up or put something in a higher position It is important to elevate the injured leg.
- 3elevate something (technology) 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.
NAmE//ˈɛləˌveɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elevate
he / she / it elevates
past simple elevated
-ing form elevating