Definition of elate in English:


Syllabification: e·late
Pronunciation: /iˈlāt


[with object] (usually as adjective elated)


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  • In high spirits; exultant or proud: the ladies returned with elate and animated faces
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    • His eye, elate with happiness, was reading eagerly the tearful gaze of Haidee, when suddenly the door opened.
    • Elate with joy I rise.



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  • It was, as he said elatedly to me at the reception afterwards, ‘freezing’.
  • ‘It's a girl,’ the doctor announced elatedly, giving her to the nurses to wipe and clean her off.
  • People were tucking in hungrily and chatting elatedly. ‘I'm a bit out of place here’ thought Jessica.


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  • I walked the few blocks to the flower shop with a mixture of nervousness and elatedness.
  • Write a short story, featuring a character going through something emotional, it can be anything from anger to happiness, from sadness to elatedness.
  • There is something very special about our bus, a feeling of elatedness I get when I am inside.


late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin elat- 'raised', from the verb efferre, from ex- 'out, from' + ferre 'to bear'. The verb dates from the late 16th century.

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