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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'

He sensed the terror in Donal; it made him feel elated , excitement coursed through his veins.
Fraser, Christine Marion Noble Beginnnings
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


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