Translation of elevate in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ˈɛləˌveɪt/ /ˈɛlɪveɪt/

See Spanish definition of elevar

transitive verb

  • 1

    to elevate sth/sb to sth
    • Saying nothing important is elevated to the level of a virtue.
    • Having sung praises to this young man who is soon to be elevated to the Bench, I believe it's equally important to put his recent edicts under scrutiny.
    • Fortunately, with the arrival of the Winter Games, hockey competition has once again been elevated to an international level.
    • And now they have been elevated to the level of high art.
    • The use of English is at times elevated to an irrational level and seen as the most important skill to be acquired, to the detriment of otherwise qualified people who do not speak it.
    • So important is the technology that it has been elevated to a national campaign issue this US election year.
    • His latest promotion comes just weeks after he was elevated to the rank of Brigadier General.
    • During that time Fred was promoted to Sergeant and was later elevated to the rank of Inspector.
    • The film became an instant critical success, and Hanson was elevated to the level of a director whose next effort was anticipated.
    • The United States should not pull out of the U.N. because it elevates totalitarian governments to positions of leadership, though it has.
    • They were gradually elevated to the position of prophets.
    • I've done my best to elevate people to positions of authority and responsibility.
    • Price's crew struck gold for the second time at the World Championships in 2003, elevating them to the position of favourite for the Athens Olympics.
    • The relatively recent recognition of the Sun as the central star of the Solar System has elevated it to a position of supreme significance in modern astrology that has overshadowed the traditional importance of the Moon.
    • The individuals are elevated to the position of subjects of history, but in the process, the historical specificity of their experience is to some extent sacrificed.
    • In this it is similar to many cities across the country, where black Democratic politicians were elevated to government positions in the years following the riots of the 1960s.
    • Former President Bill Clinton elevated the SBA administrator position to Cabinet-level rank during his administration.
    • The story began about eighteen years ago, well before His Holiness was elevated to his current position of Supreme Patriarch.
    • No man, or woman either knows but that some accident may elevate them to the position of the hero of the hour.
    • Instead, the graduate-trained therapist must assume the position of student, elevating the status of the parent to expert and consequently activating the parent's innate need to heal and protect.
  • 2 formal

    (improve, uplift)
    (spirit) elevar
    to elevate the mind ser edificante
  • 3

    (load/platform) elevar formal
    (load/platform) subir
    • He recited the words of institution in German but not the Canon and failed to elevate the host and chalice, distributing them in both species immediately after the consecratory words.
    • You will not find me poring over the General Instruction of the Roman Missal late at night, wondering if padre elevated the host high enough.
    • In the National Gallery's Mass of Saint Giles, for example, the saint elevates the Host at the moment of consecration.
    • The fact that both mortar and machine gun can be elevated to 71.5 degrees makes the system especially useful in MOUT.
    • The demolition gun may be elevated or depressed for use at various ranges up to 925 meters and is coaxial mounted with a 7.62 mm machine gun.
    • Switzerland produced its own tanks and in Sweden the highly original S-Tank appeared - an almost flat turretless tank destroyer which elevated and depressed its gun by adjusting its suspension.
    • After a while I found I was able to lift my arms, elevate them slightly - both my arms, but it was very slow.
    • Aaron raised an eyebrow and elevated his fingers again.
    • Raise the bar by elevating your shoulders to just below ear level; at the same time bend and flare your elbows and immediately turn palms towards the floor.
    • Keep your back flat and chest up as you elevate the bar until it reaches the upper part of your thighs.
    • Smyers designed five ponds, averaging two acres in area each, to improve the drainage and to provide the soil used to lift the fairways and elevate the tees and greens.
    • Raising the lever elevates the breech block back into shooting position.
    • A common practice in ORs is to raise or elevate the surgical bed to accommodate the surgeon's height and focal distance after the drapes have been applied.
    • Grasp your legs behind your thighs and pull your knees toward your chest, elevating your hips off of the floor.
    • He elevated it to chest height, and pretended to load it.
    • Pull your knees toward your chest and elevate your hips off the floor to feel the lower back stretch.
    • He also proposed that the counters should be elevated to the level of the drivers' cabins in order to facilitate the work of the customs officers.
    • Orogens are long, curved belts of deformed rocks that have been elevated into mountain ranges when continents collided with each other.
    • When the last prisoner stood outside the ring of light, the floor inside the ring began to rise, elevating itself to a height of twenty meters.
    • The upper half of the bed had been elevated about forty-five degrees, so she appeared to be half-sitting, half-lying.
    • He said the result of the tipping was that ‘the land becomes increasingly elevated above the adjoining fields and dry stone walls’.