elate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēlātus ‎(exalted, lofty), perfect passive participle of efferō ‎(bring forth or out; raise; exalt), from ē ‎(out of), short form of ex, + ferō ‎(carry, bear).

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elate ‎(third-person singular simple present elates, present participle elating, simple past and past participle elated)

  1. (transitive) To make joyful or proud.
  2. (transitive) To lift up; raise; elevate.

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elate

  1. elated; exultant
    • Alexander Pope
      O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, / Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate.
    • Mrs. H. H. Jackson
      Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
  2. (obsolete) Lifted up; raised; elevated.
    • Fenton
      with upper lip elate
    • Sir W. Jones
      And sovereign law, that State's collected will, / O'er thrones and globes, elate, / Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ēlātus ‎(exalted, lofty), perfect passive participle of efferō ‎(bring forth or out; raise; exalt), from ē ‎(out of), short form of ex, + ferō ‎(carry, bear).

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Adverb[edit]

ēlātē ‎(comparative ēlātius, superlative -)

  1. loftily, proudly

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ἐλάτη ‎(elátē).

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Noun[edit]

elatē f ‎(genitive elatēs); first declension

  1. A sort of fir
  2. The leaf of the palm bud

Inflection[edit]

First declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative elatē elatae
genitive elatēs elatārum
dative elatae elatīs
accusative elatēn elatās
ablative elatē elatīs
vocative elatē elatae

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