from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make proud or joyful: Her success elated the family.
  • adj. Elated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make joyful or proud.
  • v. To lift up; raise; elevate.
  • adj. elated; exultant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lifted up; raised; elevated.
  • adj. Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant.
  • transitive v. To raise; to exalt.
  • transitive v. To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To raise; exalt; elevate.
  • To raise or swell, as the mind or spirits; elevate with satisfaction or gratification; puff up; make proud.
  • Raised; lifted up.
  • Exalted in feeling; elated.
  • Synonyms Exultant, jubilant, exhilarated, overjoyed, puffed up, proud.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism


From Latin ēlātus, past participle of efferre, to bring out, exalt : ē-, ex-, ex- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ēlātus ("exalted, lofty"), perfect passive participle of efferō ("bring forth or out; raise; exalt"), from ē ("out of"), short form of ex, + ferō ("carry, bear"). (Wiktionary)



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