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elated (ɪˈleɪtɪd Pronunciation for elated



  1. full of high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism; very happy

Derived Forms

eˈlatedly adverb
eˈlatedness noun


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elate (ɪˈleɪt Pronunciation for elate



  1. (transitive) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism

Word Origin

C16: from Latin ēlāt- stem of past participle of efferre to bear away, from ferre to carry

Translations for 'elated'

  • British English: elated If you are elated, you are extremely happy and excited because of something that has happened. ADJECTIVEI was elated that my second heart bypass had been successful.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: exultante
  • Chinese: 兴高采烈的兴興高采烈的
  • European Spanish: eufórico eufórica
  • French: fou de joie folle de joie
  • German: begeistert
  • Italian: al colmo della gioia
  • Japanese: 大喜びの
  • Korean: 매우 행복한
  • Portuguese: exultante
  • Spanish: eufórico eufórica

Example Sentences Including 'elated'

An elated Abbe Raven, A&E Network president, called The Sopranos a "smart match to the kind of things we have been doing at A&E.
canada.com (2005)
But, like his heroes Billy Corgan and Robert Smith, Greaney wants to make you feel shaken and confused rather than simply elated.
NME (New Musical Express) (2002)
He sensed the terror in Donal; it made him feel elated , excitement coursed through his veins.
Fraser, Christine Marion Noble Beginnnings
I walked back up Brownlow Hill towards the university, both depressed and elated.
Jon Snow SHOOTING HISTORY: A Personal Journey (2004)
I was like a cat on a hot tin roof during the three recounts, and then I was just elated.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
In spite of my anxiety about Felicity, I felt rather elated.
Holt, Victoria The Road to Paradise Island
Mahoney's mouth was dry and his face clammy, and his heart elated.
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind
The defence did a lot of the work "said an elated Chris Barnett.
Toronto Sun (2003)


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