elating


verb (used with object), e·lat·ed, e·lat·ing.

  1. to make very happy or proud: news to elate the hearer.

adjective

  1. elated.

verb

  1. (tr) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism
v.

1570s, literal, “to raise, elevate,” probably from Latin elatus “uplifted, exalted,” past participle of effere (see elation), or else a back-formation from elation. Figurative use from 1610s. Related: Elated; elating.

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