put (one) into power

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put (one) into power

To give someone some degree of political power, as through election or appointment. I don't know how people could have put such a brutal tyrant into power. Everyone knows the government has been putting puppets into power around the world to further its own interests.
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put someone into power

 and put someone in
to elect or appoint someone to office or a position of power. The board decided to put an unknown from another company into the presidency. They put in a complete unknown.
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Labour's priorities have always been the priorities of the people who put us into power.
We need to make sure we don't forget the people who put us into power."
I also know that you didn't put us into power to duck challenges but to take them on.