elevate (someone or something) to (something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
Between the faubourgs of the Temple and Saint Martin, about a hundred and sixty toises from the walls of Paris, a few bow shots from La Courtille, there was to be seen on the crest of a gentle, almost imperceptible eminence, but sufficiently elevated to be seen for several leagues round about, an edifice of strange form, bearing considerable resemblance to a Celtic cromlech, and where also human sacrifices were offered.
The combined information determines the probability, based on responses to the questionnaire, that a child's BLL is sufficiently elevated to warrant testing.
Denise Incandela, Senior Vice President of Saks Direct, is being elevated to President, Saks Direct and Group Senior Vice President of the Company.
Robert Wallstrom, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City, is being elevated to President, Off 5THand Group Senior Vice President of the Company.
Suzanne Johnson, President, Off 5TH, is being elevated to Group Senior Vice President of the Company and General Manager of the New York City flagship SFA store, reporting to Biggs.
East of the Blackridge area, a NE-SW striking zone of elevated to ore grade (37.