"elevate" in the verb sense
1. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"
"Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"
"I got promoted after many years of hard work"
2. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
raise from a lower to a higher position
"Raise your hands"
"Lift a load"
3. lift, raise, elevate
raise in rank or condition
"The new law lifted many people from poverty"
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