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Definitions and Synonyms of elevate | Another word for elevate | What is elevate?

Definition 1: raise in rank or condition - [verb of change]

Samples where elevate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new law lifted many people from poverty

Synonyms for elevate in the sense of this definition

(elevate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise the status of

"I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise in rank, character, or status

"exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"

Definition 2: raise from a lower to a higher position - [verb of motion]

Samples where elevate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Raise your hands
  • Lift a load

Synonyms for elevate in the sense of this definition

(elevate is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of elevate ) cause to rise

"The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."

(... is a kind of elevate ) elevate onto skids

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise on or as if on a pinnacle

"He did not want to be pinnacled"

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

(... is a kind of elevate ) cause to puff up with a leaven

"unleavened bread"

(... is a kind of elevate ) increase the height of

"The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

(... is a kind of elevate ) increase

"The landlord hiked up the rents"

(... is a kind of elevate ) take and lift upward

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

"underlay the plate"

(... is a kind of elevate ) cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity

"The magician levitated the woman"

(... is a kind of elevate ) cause to rise up

(... is a kind of elevate ) lift with a special device

"jack up the car so you can change the tire"

(... is a kind of elevate ) lift onto one's shoulders

(... is a kind of elevate ) cause to rise by kicking

"kick up dust"

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

"hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise with a line

"trice a window shade"

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise

"hoist the flags" "hoist a sail"

(... is a kind of elevate ) move from one place to another by lifting

"They hoisted the patient onto the operating table"

(... is a kind of elevate ) raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

(elevate causes ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

Samples where elevate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for elevate in the sense of this definition

(elevate is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(... is a kind of elevate ) give life-time employment to

"She was tenured after she published her book"

(... is a kind of elevate ) promote from a lower position or rank

"This player was brought up to the major league"

(... is a kind of elevate ) promote on the spot

"Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"

(... is a kind of elevate ) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

(... is a kind of elevate ) promote over another

"he favors his second daughter"

(... is a kind of elevate ) promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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