elate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v elate fill with high spirits; fill with optimism "Music can uplift your spirits"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Elate Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant. "O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate,
      Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate ."
      "Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress."
    • Elate Lifted up; raised; elevated. "With upper lip elate .""And sovereign law, that State's collected will,
      O'er thrones and globes, elate ,
      Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill."
    • Elate To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud. "Foolishly elated by spiritual pride.""You ought not be elated at the chance mishaps of your enemies."
    • Elate To raise; to exalt. "By the potent sun elated high."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • elate To raise; exalt; elevate.
    • elate To raise or swell, as the mind or spirits; elevate with satisfaction or gratification; puff up; make proud.
    • elate Raised; lifted up.
    • elate Exalted in feeling; elated.
    • elate Synonyms Exultant, jubilant, exhilarated, overjoyed, puffed up, proud.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Elate e-lāt′ lifted up: puffed up with success: exalted
    • v.t Elate to raise or exalt: to elevate: to make proud
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Quotations

  • Alexander Pope
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    “Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.”
  • Agnes Repplier
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    “It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.”
  • Vernon Howard
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    “Can you think of anything more permanently elating than to know that you are on the right road at last?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. elatus, elevated, fig., elated, proud (the figure, perh., being borrowed from a prancing horse); e, out + latus,used as p. p. of ferre, to bear), for tlatus, and akin to E. tolerate,. See Tolerate, and cf. Extol

Usage

In literature:

They drove home at once; the Countess voluably grateful to Kenneth, and apparently elated over such a tremendous adventure.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Larkin was plainly elated.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
He was overwhelmingly elated, but would have died rather than show it.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The good girl felt quite elate.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
On the other hand, there were occasional sudden spells of free activity even with a certain elation.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
In spite of the ordeal that faced him, Dex felt a thrill of elation as he looked at the motor.
"The Red Hell of Jupiter" by Paul Ernst
For all her impassivity, Bertha was really elated by this invitation, for she liked Congdon, and had a very high opinion of his powers.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
If fortune favors you, do not be too elated; if she frowns, do not despond too much.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
Gertrude was all elation.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
When elate on a subject, he could not avoid talking about it.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
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In poetry:

Fearless of coming storm,
List how thy mate
Sings without fear of storm,
With joy elate.
"Songs Of The Season" by Alexander Bathgate
Nature all around serene elates
Us from the sod;
And points the heart and mind of man,
Towards the throne of God.
"October" by Frank Barbour Coffin
And sing again the same refrain
Upon the selfsame key,
Till airs elate, reverberate,
Heaven's sweetest minstrelsy.
"Good Habits" by Jared Barhite
Oh, to live exempt from care
By the energy of prayer:
Strong in faith, with mind subdued,
Yet elate with gratitude!
"Day" by Josiah Conder
'Twas gallant Harold, in that day,
Elate with regal power;
Becalm'd his stately vessel lay,
Near Geoffrin's high tower.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
CREATION'S GOD ! with thought elate,
Thy hand divine I see
Impressed on scenes, where all is great,
Where all is full of thee!
"Hymn Written Among The Alps" by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

Alabama coach Nick Saban is elated by a team that's bowl eligible, leads the nation in turnover margin, just knocked off a hated rival and has an entire campus buzzing.
I can't begin to describe how elated I felt when Steel Valley's Charlie Batch led our beloved Steelers down the field, allowing the team the opportunity to kick the winning field goal at the end of the Baltimore Ravens game.
A year ago, the combination of a Bedlam win and the program's first Big 12 championship produced pure elation for Oklahoma State.
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Growing up in the Canadian Prairies in the '90s, Jonny Hetherington was inspired and elated by the energy and realism of alternative rock bands that mixed equal doses of aggression and melody.
USC freshman DT Leonard Williams' ejection mars Trojans' elation.
Brad Pitt is a longtime and very vocal advocate for marriage equality so it's no surprise that he's elated with the quartet of wins for marriage equality in the election earlier this month.
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Conservatives are elated and liberals are upset today as Michigan became a right-to-work state.
Plaintiffs Sandy Stier, left, and Kris Perry were elated after an appeals court struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage this year.
Whiff Kid Adam Dunn Will Elate, Frustrate White Sox Fans.
I am so elated to finally be finished with my radiation therapy.
Environmental activists seem elated that the Obama administration may tackle climate change in its second term.
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In science:

Otherwise, the system would fluctuate between the two pure phases by an, for macroscopic systems even macroscopic, energy ∆E ∼ Elat of the order of the latent heat. I.e. the convexity of S (E ) is the generic signal of a phase transition of first order and of phaseseparation.
Heat can flow from cold to hot in Microcanonical Thermodynamics of finite systems. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations
Obviously they are well-de fined and preserve any inclusion r elation.
Generalization of Harish-Chandra's basic theorem for Riemannian symmetric spaces of non-compact type
The corr elator then decays with distance as a power law governed by the intersection exponent ζL .
Conformal Random Geometry
Cioffi, “Spatially-corr elated jamming in Gaussian multiple access and broadcast channels,” Proc.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
A strict partial order is an irre flexive, transitive (and thus asymmetric) binary r elation. A weak order is a negatively transitive strict partial order. A total order is a connected strict partial order.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
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