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elevate

[′el·ə‚vāt]
(engineering)
To increase the angle of elevation of a gun, launcher, optical instrument, or the like.
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Instead of a rude mixture of sailors, soldiers, and those belonging to the humblest grade of life, the present assembly was composed of the very flower of Marseilles society, -- magistrates who had resigned their office during the usurper's reign; officers who had deserted from the imperial army and joined forces with Conde; and younger members of families, brought up to hate and execrate the man whom five years of exile would convert into a martyr, and fifteen of restoration elevate to the rank of a god.
I leave every man to decide whether the result of any one of these experiments can be said to countenance a suspicion, that a diffusive mode of choosing representatives of the people tends to elevate traitors and to undermine the public liberty.
its tendency is to degrade rather than to elevate the Soul.
Why, elevate your own servants, for a specimen," said Alfred, with a half-scornful smile.