Definition of elate in English:

elate

Pronunciation /əˈlāt/ /əˈleɪt/

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Make (someone) ecstatically happy.

    ‘while the wealth of wildlife elated me, it unnerved me as well’
    • ‘I was elated by the euphoria and the celebrations that followed our victory.’
    • ‘He swung her up, elated beyond words, for he saw this as a small proof that she did really care for him still.’
    • ‘I was elated when he finally served me a ham and cheese toastie, and would have happily waited half an hour for him to cook it.’
    • ‘If he feels free to talk to his mom honestly about what is going on sexually, I'm elated.’
    • ‘I was elated when I left, I can feel the change already and I have not even started the therapy.’
    • ‘The exhausted 58-year-old said he was elated when he arrived back at the school.’
    • ‘I was so elated and overwhelmed that my first immediate reaction was to cry.’
    • ‘Obviously, Indonesian artists were elated to learn of the appointment of Dullah.’
    • ‘The sheriff said the casino owners were elated to get the cash back, even if it was a little wet.’
    • ‘Karen was elated at winning the award but was quick to acknowledge her team of community volunteers.’
    • ‘The kid was elated and told me two or three times about how she had found the way and saved us.’
    • ‘We were elated when, with a slight thud, our car nudged into the warmth of the terminal station.’
    • ‘We were elated to move out of the apartment and into this house with all these rooms.’
    • ‘I was truly elated to be graduating finally after six drawn out years in computing science.’
    • ‘Two hours later we were elated by antique carving but completely sodden.’
    • ‘He was elated, since this meant he would probably be the smartest guy on this planet.’
    • ‘He was elated when he found out about Hugo and we arranged to meet up but never did.’
    • ‘I was elated and horrified by the sheer outrageousness of the problem we had set before them.’
    • ‘So by the time the water company was ready to finally start digging, people were elated but jaded.’
    • ‘And the child was elated because she had been consulted, she didn't feel powerless.’

adjective

archaic
  • In high spirits; exultant or proud.

    ‘the ladies returned with elate and animated faces’
    • ‘His eye, elate with happiness, was reading eagerly the tearful gaze of Haidee, when suddenly the door opened.’
    • ‘Elate with joy I rise.’

Origin

Late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin elat- ‘raised’, from the verb efferre, from ex- ‘out, from’ + ferre ‘to bear’. The verb dates from the late 16th century.