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elevate

verb [T] uk   /ˈel.ɪ.veɪt/ us  
formal to raise something or lift something up: The platform was elevated by means of hydraulic legs. to make someone or something more important or to improve something: They want to elevate the status of teachers. These factors helped to elevate the town to the position of one of the most beautiful in the country.be elevated to sth formal to be given a higher rank or social position: He has been elevated to deputy manager. She was elevated to the peerage (= was made a peer).
Translations of “elevate”
in Spanish ascender, elevar, edificar…
in French promouvoir, exalter…
in German befördern, erheben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抬高, 提高, 使上升…
in Russian повышать, поднимать…
in Turkish yükseltmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抬高, 提高, 使上升…
in Polish podwyższać, podnosić…
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