- improved, as in mood or spirit.
- raised or elevated, as a beam.
verb (used with object)
- to lift up; raise; elevate.
- to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
- to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
verb (used without object)
- to become uplifted.
- an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
- the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
- emotional or spiritual exaltation.
- a brassiere.
- Geology. an upheaval.
verb (ʌpˈlɪft) (tr)
- to raise; elevate; lift up
- to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
- Scot and NZ to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up
- the act, process, or result of lifting up
- the act or process of bettering moral, social or cultural conditions, etc
- a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
- (as modifier)an uplift bra
- 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.