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American English: /ˈɛləˌveɪt/
British English: /ˈɛlɪveɪt/

Translation of elevate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (promote)to elevate something/somebody to somethingto elevate somebody to the peerage
    concederle a alguien el título de lord/lady
    the archbishop was elevated to cardinal
    el arzobispo fue elevado a la dignidad de cardenal
    he's been elevated to the position of manager [humorous]
    lo han ascendido a director
    Example sentences
    • Saying nothing important is elevated to the level of a virtue.
    • Having sung praises to this young man who is soon to be elevated to the Bench, I believe it's equally important to put his recent edicts under scrutiny.
    • Fortunately, with the arrival of the Winter Games, hockey competition has once again been elevated to an international level.
  • 2 (improve, uplift) [formal]
    to elevate the mind
    ser edificante
  • 3 (raise) (load/platform)
    elevar [formal]
    Example sentences
    • After a while I found I was able to lift my arms, elevate them slightly - both my arms, but it was very slow.
    • Aaron raised an eyebrow and elevated his fingers again.
    • Raise the bar by elevating your shoulders to just below ear level; at the same time bend and flare your elbows and immediately turn palms towards the floor.
    Example sentences
    • He recited the words of institution in German but not the Canon and failed to elevate the host and chalice, distributing them in both species immediately after the consecratory words.
    • You will not find me poring over the General Instruction of the Roman Missal late at night, wondering if padre elevated the host high enough.
    • In the National Gallery's Mass of Saint Giles, for example, the saint elevates the Host at the moment of consecration.
    Example sentences
    • The fact that both mortar and machine gun can be elevated to 71.5 degrees makes the system especially useful in MOUT.
    • The demolition gun may be elevated or depressed for use at various ranges up to 925 meters and is coaxial mounted with a 7.62 mm machine gun.
    • Switzerland produced its own tanks and in Sweden the highly original S-Tank appeared - an almost flat turretless tank destroyer which elevated and depressed its gun by adjusting its suspension.
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