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English noun: uplift

1. uplift (event) (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

Synonymsupheaval, upthrow, upthrust

Broader (hypernym)ascension, ascent, rise, rising

Domain categorygeology

2. uplift (artifact) a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts

Broader (hypernym)bandeau, bra, brassiere

English verb: uplift

1. uplift (emotion) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

SamplesMusic can uplift your spirits.

ExamplesThe good news will uplift her, The performance is likely to uplift Sue

Synonymselate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

Narrower (hyponym)beatify, beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, puff, thrill, tickle pink

Causejoy, rejoice

Antonymscast down, deject, depress, dismay, dispirit, demoralise, demoralize, get down

2. uplift (motion) lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces

SamplesThe earth's movement uplifted this part of town.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

3. uplift (motion) lift up or elevate

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)push up

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