1. [ verb ] give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
Synonyms: promote kick_upstairs advance raise upgrade

"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"

Related terms: demote delegate prefer spot_promote bring_up ennoble tenure queen brevet acme promotion
2. [ verb ] raise from a lower to a higher position
Synonyms: lift raise get_up bring_up

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Related terms: lower move pick_up hike get_up shoulder chin kick_up hoist hoist heighten rear underlay pump hoist jack trice skid raise levitate pinnacle pick_up elevator weightlifter elevation ascent elevation lift ski_tow lift lift rise
3. [ verb ] raise in rank or condition
Synonyms: raise lift

: "The new law lifted many people from poverty"

Related terms: change exalt dignify acme
Similar spelling:   elevated