To elevate something is to make it more important or prestigious than it is. often, this is done by giving it a title or by making it a part of a larger project.

  • He elevated the issue of the budget by adding it to the agenda for the meeting.

  • The promotion was elevated to a cabinet level position.

Definition of elevate


give a promotion to or assign to a higher position


advance, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade


raise from a lower to a higher position


bring up, get up, lift, raise


raise in rank or condition


lift, raise

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Example Sentences for elevate

  • 1

    The elevation is speeding up now.

  • 2

    When the elevator goes up empty, the counterweight helps to pull the car.

  • 3

    Elevation is the opposite of disgust.

  • 4

    The majority of the province is elevated.

  • 5

    The side of the ground is elevated.

  • 6

    Jerry speeds to the elevator in the refrigerator.

  • 7

    Osaka confuses the escalator with the elevator.

  • 8

    The elevation is the highest on the outskirts of the preserve.

  • 9

    The elevation of the bluff is 392 m.

  • 10

    The elevation of the resort is for the North Resort.