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elevate

el·e·vate

elevate

 
 
pronunciation:
e l veIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: elevated, elevates, elevating
definition: to raise or lift up to a higher physical position.
Members of the team elevated their star player onto their shoulders.
synonyms:
lift, move up, raise
antonyms:
lower
similar words:
boost, heave, hoist
derivation: elevatingly (adv.)
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The word elevate contains the following part:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).