动词过去式:elevated 过去分词:elevated 现在分词:elevating 第三人称单数:elevates
v [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (to sth) (fml 文)
1 lift sb/sth up; raise sb/sth to a higher place or rank 将某人[某物]举起; 将某人[某物]提到更高的地位
*He's been elevated to the peerage, ie made a peer. 他已升为贵族.
2 (fig 比喻) make (the mind, morals, etc) better or more educated 使（思想、道德等）更好; 使更有修养
*The teacher hoped to elevate the minds of her young pupils by reading them religious stories. 教师希望给小学生读宗教故事来提高他们的修养.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin: elevatus, past participle of elevare 'to lift up']
formal to move someone or something to a more important level or rank, or make them better than before
Language has elevated humans above the other animals.
elevate sb/sth to sth
Their purpose is to elevate AIDS to the top of government priorities.
technical to lift someone or something to a higher position
Gradually elevate the patient into an upright position.
technical to increase the amount, temperature, pressure etc of something
These drugs may elevate acid levels in the blood.