relevate

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From relevāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Classical Latin relevō (I raise”, “I lighten”, “I relieve”, “I alleviate); compare the Middle French and Modern French relever, as well as the English relevation.

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relevate (third-person singular simple present relevates, present participle relevating, simple past and past participle relevated)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) Raise (a person’s) spirits or lighten (his) mood; relieve (someone of a mental or emotional burden).
  2. (transitive, obsolete) Raise; elevate.
    1. (figuratively, done to a person) Raise or edify; restore (a person’s) uprightness of character.
    2. (literally done to a thing) Raise or lift up.
  3. (intransitive, obsolete, rare) Rise up.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the Classical Latin relevātus (elevated”, “lightened”, “relieved”, “alleviated), the perfect passive participle of relevō; compare the Italian rilevato.

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relevate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Raised; elevated.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

relevāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of relevō