What does the word elevate mean?

Usage examples for elevate

  1. When we want to elevate the head of the rocket to fire at anything at a distance, we pull the hind leg back, so that that end is lower than the front. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  2. To elevate a distinction into a difference is the natural action of their minds. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. An inspired work of art should elevate the mind. – The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece by Anne Douglas Sedgwick