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English verb: elevate

1. elevate (social) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position


SamplesJohn 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.


Synonymsadvance, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)brevet, bring up, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, gentle, prefer, spot promote, tenure


Antonymsdemote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break

2. elevate (motion) raise from a lower to a higher position


SamplesRaise your hands.
Lift a load.


ExamplesThe men elevate the chairs


Synonymsbring up, get up, lift, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)boost, chin, chin up, erect, gather up, get up, heighten, hike, hike up, hoist, hoist, hoist, jack, jack up, kick up, leaven, levitate, lift, lift up, pick up, pinnacle, prove, pump, raise, rear, run up, shoulder, skid, trice, trice up, underlay, wind


Causearise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Antonymsbring down, let down, lower, take down, get down

3. elevate (change) raise in rank or condition


SamplesThe new law lifted many people from poverty.


Synonymslift, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)dignify, exalt









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