[ UK /ˈɛlɪvˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈɛɫəˌveɪt/ ]
  1. raise from a lower to a higher position
    Lift a load
    Raise your hands
  2. raise in rank or condition
    The new law lifted many people from poverty
  3. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    I got promoted after many years of hard work
    John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
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How To Use elevate In A Sentence

  • Elevated PSA levels may indicate prostate cancer or a noncancerous condition such as prostatitis, or an enlarged prostate. The Doctor is In
  • The black and white images suggested a lunar surface with bright elevated land masses, grooved by sloping drainage channels and seemingly surrounded by dark, still pools of oily liquid.
  • The earthquake highlighted the vulnerability of elevated highways.
  • Chronically stressed mammals produce hormones called glucocorticoids, which can suppress certain immune-system and gonadal functions when the hormones remain elevated.
  • The double-height section between the elevated bedrooms is covered with a flat glass roof.
  • The key to the successful management of patients with severely elevated BP is to differentiate hypertensive crises from hypertensive urgencies.
  • Elevated intracranial pressure is present in many pathologic states, including meningitis, intracranial hemorrhage, and tumors.
  • Traditional in form, her poetry treats primarily romantic themes with elevated, poetic language.
  • The title elevates her to the most highest ranking woman in the court besides the Empress. Unusual Historicals
  • Her bold actions have elevated her to the status of national hero and prompted thousands of offers of marriage.
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