1. improved, as in mood or spirit.
  2. raised or elevated, as a beam.

verb (used with object)

  1. to lift up; raise; elevate.
  2. to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
  3. to exalt emotionally or spiritually.

verb (used without object)

  1. to become uplifted.


  1. an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
  2. the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
  3. emotional or spiritual exaltation.
  4. a brassiere.
  5. Geology. an upheaval.

verb (ʌpˈlɪft) (tr)

  1. to raise; elevate; lift up
  2. to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
  3. Scot and NZ to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up

noun (ˈʌpˌlɪft)

  1. the act, process, or result of lifting up
  2. the act or process of bettering moral, social or cultural conditions, etc
    1. a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
    2. (as modifier)an uplift bra
  3. the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building

v.mid-14c., from up + lift (v.). Related: Uplifted; uplifting.

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