Part of speech: verb

To raise the spirits of; excite.

Part of speech: adjective

Exalted or triumphant; exultant.

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Usage examples "elate":

  1. V The doors are all wide open; at the gate The blossomed lilacs counterfeit a blaze, And seem to warm the air; a dreamy haze Hangs o'er the Brighton meadows like a fate, And on their margin, with sea- tides elate, The flooded Charles, as in the happier days, Writes the last letter of his name, and stays His restless steps, as if compelled to wait. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. He had come to it a weary pilgrim, discouraged and unknown; he was leaving it with a new name and fame- elate, triumphant, even if a fugitive. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine.
  3. So a barrister- man, with a wig on his head, And a brief in his hand quite elate, Went up to the Court where they bury the dead, Just to move in Gilhooley's Estate. - "Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses", A. B. Paterson.