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elate

e·late

elate

 
pronunciation:
ih leIt [or] i leIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: elated, elates, elating
definition: to make extremely happy or proud; cause to be in elevated spirits.
The news of her receiving the scholarship elated her parents.
antonyms:
depress, sadden
similar words:
exhilarate, inflate
Word Parts
The word elate contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic