Definition of “elevate” - English Dictionary

“elevate” in British English

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elevateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈel.ɪ.veɪt/ us /ˈel.ə.veɪt/

formal to raise something or lift something up:

The platform was elevated by means of hydraulic legs.

to make someone or something more important or to improve something:

They want to elevate the status of teachers.
These factors helped to elevate the town to the position of one of the most beautiful in the country.
be elevated to sth formal

to be given a higher rank or social position:

He has been elevated to deputy manager.
She was elevated to the peerage (= was made a peer).

(Definition of “elevate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“elevate” in American English

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elevateverb [ T ]

us /ˈel·əˌveɪt/

elevate verb [ T ] (IMPROVE POSITION)

to give someone a higher or more important position:

He was elevated to the chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee.
They hoped to elevate the position of women in society.

elevate verb [ T ] (RAISE)

to raise or lift up:

She wore high heels that elevated her a few inches above 5 feet.

(Definition of “elevate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)