Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Exultantly proud and joyful.

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  • adj. Extremely happy and excited; delighted; pleased.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of elate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. full of high-spirited delight
  • adj. exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits

Etymologies

Latin elatus ("raised"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr Davies told the BBC's Abbie Jones that "the word elated doesn't really quite cover it".

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  • Invariably, she says, her patients are "elated" -- some so much that they come back for multiple sessions.

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  • Manic mood, frequently characterized as elated and grandiose, is often as not riddled by depression, panic, and extreme irritability.

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  • Gillard's parents 'elated' JULIA Gillard's Adelaide-based parents John and Moira are "elated" by their daughter's "bewildering" ascent to the nation's top office.

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  • Ms. Henry says she remembers being "elated" that Evelyn was able to receive Avastin.

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  • "It was really interesting experience for me, really unique in coaching for me — while we lost the game I had this kind of elated feeling."

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  • Mr. Yoshimitsu said his group was "elated" with the governor's decision.

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  • Although she was "elated" to learn the leaking well had been capped, the news came on the same day she learned that only rig workers, not the businesses that service them, are eligible for

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  • Speaking after the visit, Mbalula said he was "elated" and "over the moon" to see the children had a firm commitment to their social responsibility in building a diverse nation.

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  • The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) said on Friday it was "elated" by the power sharing deal reached in Zimbabwe.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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