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e-, 向外。-lev, 举起，轻，词源同light , lever.
- elevate (v.)
- late 15c., "to raise above the usual position," from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare "lift up, raise," figuratively, "to lighten, alleviate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever). Sense of "raise in rank or status" is from c. 1500. Moral or intellectual sense is from 1620s. Related: Elevated (which also was old slang for "drunk"); elevating.
- 1. Democracy might elevate the common man to a position of political superiority.
- 2. His energy and talent elevate him to godlike status.
- 3. He used a couple of bolsters to elevate his head.
- 4. Reading good books elevate one's mind.
- 5. Don't elevate your superiors to superstar status.
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