relevate

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From Latin relevātus, the perfect passive participle of relevō (to raise, lighten, relieve, alleviate); compare Middle French and Modern French relever, as well as English relevation. Doublet of relieve.

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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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relevate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Raised; elevated.

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relevāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of relevō