Hmmmm it really depends on where you live. Here in the US of A we are elevated. In England, you are lifted. ~ Technically to you are being lifted by the machine, as elevated would mean that you are "above" something. When you are in and elevator, you are not above anything; you are physically "inside" something.
Potato / potahto In US: "Lift" = hydraulic or cabled device or flatbed used to lift and carry/move stuff; forklift, chairlift, carlift, stairlift, freight lift, etc. -- also "lifts" are very thick-soled shoes made to make shorter people look taller. "Elevator" = enclosed hydraulic or cabled device used to lift material and people (usually vertically) -- also "elevator shoes" are very thick-soled shoes made to make shorter people look taller. ......... **shrug** Also, in the US, you usually "use" a lift and "take" an elevator. Again .... **shrug**