promote (one) to (something)

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promote (one) to (something)

To elevate one in rank or position within a corporate or military hierarchy. Often used in passive constructions. They promoted her to General Manager after just over a year in her job as an editor. For his years of service, the President promoted the Colonel Wilks to Major General.
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Pecora plans to promote someone to the third deputy chief role to oversee the patrol division.
The media can promote someone to a point, but can't manipulate excellence or otherwise in creative expression.
Police Chief Gary Chamberlain reported his department would look to promote someone to the new sergeant's position.
* Hire or promote someone to manage the entire company.
"If we were going to promote someone to do conversions for our customers, we wanted to be sure that they would be well-treated and receive high-quality services," says Beat Barblan, director of identifier services at Bowker.
At your next management meeting, I urge you to promote someone to be Dr.