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“… 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.