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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective elated
Make (someone) ecstatically happy.‘I felt elated at beating Dennis’
thrilled, exhilarated, happy, delighted, overjoyed, joyous, gleeful, excited, animated, jubilant, beside oneself with happiness, exultant, ecstatic, euphoric, rapturous, in raptures, enraptured, raptwalking on air, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy, in transports of delight, transported, carried away, in a frenzy of delight, hysterical, wild with excitement, frenziedblissed out, over the moon, on a highwigged outcorybanticView synonyms
- ‘We were elated when, with a slight thud, our car nudged into the warmth of the terminal station.’
- ‘And the child was elated because she had been consulted, she didn't feel powerless.’
- ‘He swung her up, elated beyond words, for he saw this as a small proof that she did really care for him still.’
- ‘The kid was elated and told me two or three times about how she had found the way and saved us.’
- ‘The sheriff said the casino owners were elated to get the cash back, even if it was a little wet.’
- ‘We were elated to move out of the apartment and into this house with all these rooms.’
- ‘So by the time the water company was ready to finally start digging, people were elated but jaded.’
- ‘I was truly elated to be graduating finally after six drawn out years in computing science.’
- ‘The exhausted 58-year-old said he was elated when he arrived back at the school.’
- ‘Two hours later we were elated by antique carving but completely sodden.’
- ‘I was elated when he finally served me a ham and cheese toastie, and would have happily waited half an hour for him to cook it.’
- ‘I was elated and horrified by the sheer outrageousness of the problem we had set before them.’
- ‘He was elated, since this meant he would probably be the smartest guy on this planet.’
- ‘I was elated when I left, I can feel the change already and I have not even started the therapy.’
- ‘Obviously, Indonesian artists were elated to learn of the appointment of Dullah.’
- ‘He was elated when he found out about Hugo and we arranged to meet up but never did.’
- ‘Karen was elated at winning the award but was quick to acknowledge her team of community volunteers.’
- ‘I was elated by the euphoria and the celebrations that followed our victory.’
- ‘If he feels free to talk to his mom honestly about what is going on sexually, I'm elated.’
- ‘I was so elated and overwhelmed that my first immediate reaction was to cry.’
In high spirits; exultant or proud.‘the ladies returned with elate and animated faces’
- ‘Elate with joy I rise.’
- ‘His eye, elate with happiness, was reading eagerly the tearful gaze of Haidee, when suddenly the door opened.’
Late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin elat- raised from the verb efferre, from ex- out, from + ferre to bear The verb dates from the late 16th century.
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