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lift

lift

 
pronunciation:
lIft
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lifted, lifting, lifts
definition 1: to move (something) upward; raise.
The sick child lifted her head painfully.He lifted the heavy suitcase off the bed with difficulty.
synonyms:
elevate, raise
antonyms:
depress, lower
similar words:
boost, heft, hoist, pick up, pry, rise, upheave, winch
definition 2: to pick up in one's hand or hands.
When was the last time you lifted a pen to write your mother a letter?
synonyms:
pick up
antonyms:
put down
definition 3: to elevate in position or condition.
The song lifted their spirits.
synonyms:
boost, cheer, elevate, uplift
similar words:
advance, elate, encourage, enhance, exalt, inflate, lighten, promote, rise, upgrade
definition 4: to end, cancel, or rescind.
They will soon lift the decree.
synonyms:
countermand, end, rescind, revoke, withdraw
antonyms:
establish, impose, invoke
similar words:
call off, cancel, retract, terminate
definition 5: to steal or plagiarize.
He lifted my ideas for his book.
synonyms:
appropriate, crib, pirate, plagiarize, steal, swipe
similar words:
copy, expropriate, filch, liberate, palm, pocket, purloin
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to rise, as a plane or balloon.
synonyms:
arise, ascend, climb, rise
antonyms:
descend
similar words:
float, levitate, soar
definition 2: to disappear or move away because of an upward force.
The mist lifted.
synonyms:
diffuse, dissipate
similar words:
disappear, disperse, drift, evaporate, scatter
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of lifting.
He gave her a lift onto the horse.
synonyms:
hoist, upheaval, uplift
similar words:
ascent, boost, elevation, upthrust
definition 2: the extent to which something is raised.
synonyms:
elevation, height
similar words:
altitude, boost, level, loft, rise
definition 3: a machine with a platform used for transporting people or goods from one level to another.
The ski lift took them up the mountain.
synonyms:
crane, derrick, elevator, escalator, hoist, windlass
similar words:
block and tackle, dumbwaiter, pry, tackle
definition 4: a ride in a vehicle, given to help a person who is traveling on foot.
synonyms:
ride
definition 5: a happier feeling; upward swing of emotion.
The news gave us a big lift.
synonyms:
boost, elevation, high
similar words:
cheer, elation, encouragement, uplift
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