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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"The Peter Principle," a business theory book by Canadian researcher Laurence Johnson Peter, describes the misjudgment of promoting someone to a role that he may not be a fit for merely and solely because he excelled in his current role.
Some are reading their departures as classic cases of promoveatur ut amoveatur, meaning promoting someone to get rid of them and, by extension, their ideas.
He said, "I am not in favor of it, and if the board grants the request, it should be for as short a period of time as possible, since it would tie our hands in filling the position or promoting someone to sergeant.
If his reward for promoting someone to high office is stories and leaks of damaging splits, he would be right to look to the backbenchers' ranks where he has plenty of loyal, talented and promotable women.
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