Elevated El"e*va`ted, a. Uplifted; high; lofty; also, animated; noble; as, elevated thoughts. Elevated railway, one in which the track is raised considerably above the ground, especially a city railway above the line of street travel., Elevate El"e*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elevated; p. pr. & vb. n. Elevating.] [L. elevatus, p. p. of elevare; e + levare to lift up, raise, akin to levis light in weight. See Levity.] 1. To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc. 2. To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position. 3. To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits. 4. To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character. 5. To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice. 6. To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy. [Colloq. & Sportive] ``The elevated cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo.' --Sir W. Scott. 7. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage. [A Latin meaning] [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor. To elevate a piece (Gun.), to raise the muzzle; to lower the breech. Syn: To exalt; dignify; ennoble; erect; raise; hoist; heighten; elate; cheer; flush; excite; animate.