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 for elate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elate \E*late"\, a. [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.]
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     1. Lifted up; raised; elevated.
  
              With upper lip elate.                 --Fenton.
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              And sovereign law, that State's collected will,
              O'er thrones and globes, elate,
              Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill. --Sir
                                                    W. Jones.
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     2. Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed
        or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant.
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              O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate,
              Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate.
                                                    --Pope.
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              Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its
              own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress.
                                                    --Mrs. H. H.
                                                    Jackson.
  
     Syn: Puffed up; lofty; proud; haughty; exalted; inspirited;
          transported; delighted; overjoyed.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elate \E*late"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elated; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Elating.]
     1. To raise; to exalt. [R.]
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              By the potent sun elated high.        --Thomson.
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     2. To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or
        exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up;
        to make proud.
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              Foolishly elated by spiritual pride.  --Warburton.
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              You ought not be elated at the chance mishaps of
              your enemies.                         --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. ).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  elate
      v 1: fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can
           uplift your spirits" [syn: elate, lift up, uplift,
           pick up, intoxicate] [ant: cast down, deject,
           demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay,
           dispirit, get down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "elate":
     brighten, buoy, cheer, cheer up, delight, do proud, elevate,
     encourage, exalt, excite, exhilarate, flush, gladden, gratify,
     inspire, lift, make proud, overjoy, set up, stimulate, uplift
  
  

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