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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Two days after the arrest of the former director general of Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Ahad Cheema, by the anti-graft bureau of the country, the Establishment Division has promoted him to grade-20 with an immediate effect.