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promote (one) from (something) to (something else)

To elevate one from a particular rank or position within a corporate or military hierarchy to a higher one. Often used in passive constructions. They promoted her from Regional Manager to General Manager after just over a year in the position. For his years of service, the President promoted Wilks from Colonel to Major General.
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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.
See also: promote, to
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promote someone (from something) (to something)

to raise someone's rank from something to something. They promoted her from teller to vice president. Carl promoted his daughter to supervisor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'Today, we should reiterate our commitment to play an effective role in promoting tolerance by eradicating all sorts of prejudice in the society,' concluded the chief minister.
Furthermore the developed methodology is intended for promoting the transfer of knowledge and self-regulation competences to other educational settings and for encouraging students to view learning strategies as a set of tools in hand, available to use in different learning tasks and whenever it helps to achieve the learning goals.
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Despite its depressing prognostications about the centrality of workfare in social policy, the book suggests that employment programs need not be an instrument of coercion but can be effectively linked to wider social policy initiatives that are less concerned with promoting work than with promoting welfare for all.
The mainstream media seem more comfortable promoting gay writers who disagree with the gay movement than those who support it.
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Health promoting behaviors may be ongoing activities that become an integral part of one's life and include physical exercise, nutritional eating, social support, and stress management.
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