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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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