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elevate

 
Verb elevate has 3 senses
  1. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
    --1 is one way to delegate, designate, depute, assign
    Derived forms: noun elevation2, noun elevation8
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
    --2 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun elevation4, noun elevation1, noun elevation5, noun elevator1
    Sample sentence:
    The men elevate the chairs
  3. lift, raise, elevate - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
    --3 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun elevation2, noun elevation8
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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