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elevate

el·e·vate / ˈeləˌvāt/ • v. [tr.] raise or lift (something) up to a higher position. ∎  raise to a more important or impressive level: in the 1920s he was elevated to secretary of state. ∎  (of a priest) hold up (a consecrated host or chalice) for adoration. ∎  increase the level or amount of (something).: high amounts of the drug can elevate blood pressure. DERIVATIVES: el·e·va·to·ry / -vəˌtôrē/ adj.

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elevate

elevate XV. f. pp. stem of L. ēlevāre, f. E- + levāre lighten, raise, rel. to levis light; see -ATE3.
So elevation XIV. — (O)F. or L. elevator muscle that raises XVII; machine for raising objects XIX.

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