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elevate (someone or something) to (something)

1. To promote someone to a better position. While my manager was out on maternity leave, they elevated me to her position and I oversaw the whole department.
2. To promote the importance of something. If we don't elevate this issue to urgent, it will never get done.
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elevate someone or something to something

to raise the status of someone to something; to promote someone to something higher, such as a job, a better status, etc. The success elevated her to a new rank and higher pay. The boss's attention elevated the policy question to the highest priority. She sought to elevate herself to some sort of social goddess.
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FibroGen's research demonstrates that through the stabilization of HIF, certain HIF-PH inhibitors elevate HbF alone and in synergy with hydroxyurea in primary human CD34+ bone marrow cells that were induced to undergo erythroid differentiation ex vivo.
Though women's estrogen levels normally drop after menopause, Assmann says several studies of postmenopausal women have demonstrated that estrogen supplementation can elevate their HDL cholesterol above premenopausal levels.
Among smokers, where radon exposure can elevate lung cancer risk 15-fold over normal, the problem is even more serious--accounting for roughly 15,000 additional deaths annually.
PMAS was the first product to make it possible to reduce or elevate permissions on a per-application or per-task basis, removing longstanding barriers to implementation of the security best practice of Least Privilege.
Featuring Forrester Research's Margo Visitacion and PlanView's Chief Solution Architect Terry Doerscher, the Webinar will discuss how IT executives can elevate the role of the Project Management Office (PMO) to make IT organizations more effective in delivering what the business really needs.
Watch the center vent hole and the vent hole on the end of the cylinder rod while someone else elevates and depresses the cannon 25 more times.