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verb [transitive] formal elevate pronunciation in American English /ˈeləˌveɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyelevate
he/she/itelevates
present participleelevating
past tenseelevated
past participleelevated
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  1. 1
    to improve the status or importance of someone or something
    We need to work together to elevate the position of women in society.
    elevate someone/something to something: The brilliant script elevates the film to the status of a classic.
    1. a.
      to give someone a more important job or position
      elevate someone to something: The President elevated him to the chairmanship of the council.
  2. 2
    to increase the level of something
    Hormone treatment was shown to elevate cancer risk.
  3. 3
    to raise something to a higher physical position
    We are looking at elevating homes that have been devastated by this flood.

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