Elate

Definition of Elate

E`late´
a.1.
1.Lifted up; raised; elevated.
With upper lip elate.
- Fenton.
And sovereign law, that State's collected will,
O'er thrones and globes, elate,
Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
- Sir W. Jones.
2.Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant.
O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate,
Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate.
- Pope.
Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
- Mrs. H. H. Jackson.
v. t.1.To raise; to exalt.
[imp. & p. p. Elated; p. pr. & vb. n. Elating.]
By the potent sun elated high.
- Thomson.
2.To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud.
Foolishly elated by spiritual pride.
- Warburton.
You ought not be elated at the chance mishaps of your enemies.
- Jowett (Thucyd. ).

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brighten, buoy, cheer, cheer up, delight, do proud, elevate, encourage, exalt, excite, exhilarate, flush, gladden, gratify, inspire, lift, make proud, overjoy, set up, stimulate, uplift
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