uplift Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"uplift" in British English

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upliftnoun

uk   us   /ˈʌp.lɪft/

uplift noun (IMPROVEMENT)

[U] formal improvement of a person's ​moral or ​spiritualcondition: We are ​counting on ​yourspeech, ​bishop, to give some ​moral uplift to the ​delegates.

uplift noun (SUPPORT)

[U] support or ​forces that ​raise an ​object or ​hold it up: The ​wings are ​designed to ​provide uplift when the ​plane is ​flying horizontally. an uplift bra

uplift noun (INCREASE)

[C or U] an ​increase in ​value: Shares have now ​recovered to 481p - this ​represents a ​huge uplift ofalmost 50 ​percent in ​theirvalue.

upliftverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌpˈlɪft/

uplift verb [T] (IMPROVE)

to ​improve a person's ​moral or ​spiritualcondition

uplift verb [T] (RAISE)

specialized engineering to ​raise something to a ​higherposition

uplift verb [T] (COLLECT)

Scottish English to ​collectgoods or ​people from one ​place, in ​order to take them to another: Coaches will set down and uplift ​passengers only as ​directed by the ​police in the ​streetsmentioned.
(Definition of uplift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"uplift" in Business English

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upliftnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʌplɪft/ STOCK MARKET, COMMERCE
an ​increase in ​value: Shares have now ​recovered to $4.81 - this ​represents a huge uplift of almost 50% in their ​value. Forecasts suggest that the ​stores should enjoy 16% sales uplifts.
(Definition of uplift from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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