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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His work elevated us to the extra-ordinary; his life pushed down a terrible, limiting disease so that he could enjoy the full joy of the ordinary.
I would like to thank all of our customers for their support & valuable feedback that has elevated us to be among the best players in the country.
But Frommer's Cities Ranked & Rated elevated us to "Best in the Continent
ShoreTel uses the Net Promoter Score methodology (NPS[R]), a globally recognized leader in tracking and measuring customer loyalty, and Eastern DataComm customers provided feedback that elevated us to “World-Class” status.
We would like to thank all our friends on Facebook and other social media channels, whose loyalty and support has elevated us to become one of the world's most liked and followed airports," stated Mehra.
It really was the six-game winning streak that elevated us to fifth place.
It was at best a middle-class family, but teamwork elevated us to the aristocrat level," Bhowmick said.
For radiologists, the good news is that the national shortage of physicians in our specialty has elevated us to top-salary positions.
We didn't really believe it at the start but it is very nice of them to have elevated us to that level.
Blackburn will come to Goodison with something of a point to prove tomorrow after our smash and grab raid at Ewood Park not so long ago, which elevated us to third place in the table.
Our significant R&D investments and close customer intimacy have elevated us to the position of partner of choice when it comes to test applications in access networks.
You feel very small when you see it but the show certainly elevated us to the heights of this tower.
Over the last few years, despite a flat construction industry, Shine has produced strong and sustainable growth which has elevated us to the number one position in our market.
Several of our existing clients have elevated us to first-call status, meaning we have the opportunity to fill many more shifts than we did before," Manick said.
Wyse has always been a company that has always been a catalyst for change, and this entrepreneurial spirit is what has elevated us to the forefront of the thin-client market," said Doug Chance, Wyse president and CEO.