A Dictionary of the English Language
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Elate (verb)

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El'ate. v.a. [from the noun.]

  1. To elevate with success; to puff up with prosperity.

  2. To exult; to heighten. An unusual sense.

    Or truth, divinely breaking on his mind,
    Elates his being, and unfolds his power.
    Thompson's Autumn

Sources: Thomson, James (73)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Elate (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 24, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13966.


  1. There is no noun for “elate” in Johnson’s dictionary, so the above links to the adjective.

  2. Brandi on January 24th, 2014 at 8:14 am

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