how to pronounce elevate


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The above transcription of elevate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

elevate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of elevate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… cast iron skillet to elevate the recipe …”

meanings of elevate


  1. (transitive) To increase the intensity or degree of (something).
  2. To make (something or someone) more worthy or of greater value.
  3. To increase the loudness of (a sound, especially one's voice).
  4. To intoxicate in a slight degree; to make (someone) tipsy.
  5. To promote (someone) to a higher rank.
  6. To direct (the mind, thoughts, etc.) toward more worthy things.
  7. To lift the spirits of (someone).
  8. To attempt to make (something) seem less important, remarkable, etc.
  9. To confer honor or nobility on (someone).
  10. To raise (something) to a higher position.


  1. Elevated; raised aloft.

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