Use the word "uplift" when a person is made to feel good about something, usually during a period of celebration or following a time in which someone might feel bad.
The adjective form of this word is "uplifting." This is a fairly common word to use when someone or something provides inspiration to others:
- The politician gave an uplifting speech to his supporters.
- Events leading up to Christmas Day offer uplifting experiences for all who participate in them.
- The minister gave an uplifting sermon to the congregation.
- Jamal and his family enjoyed a spiritually uplifting Eid this year.
- I find the music of the Beatles to be very uplifting.
Music can be very uplifting.
You can also use this word as a verb, although it is not as common as the adjective form.
- Coach Benson tried to uplift the spirits of his team after a heartbreaking loss.
- The musical performance by the choir uplifted the audience and put everyone in the mood for the holidays.
- Uplift your hearts and rejoice!
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This page was first publsihed on December 23, 2013. It was updated on September 30, 2016.