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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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