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elevateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈel.ɪ.veɪt/
formal to ​raise something or ​lift something up: The ​platform was elevated by ​means of ​hydrauliclegs. to make someone or something more ​important or to ​improve something: They ​want to elevate the ​status of ​teachers. These ​factorshelped 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 ​higherrank or ​socialposition: He has been elevated to ​deputymanager. She was elevated to the ​peerage (= was made a peer).
(Definition of elevate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elevate" in American English

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elevateverb [T]

 us   /ˈel·əˌveɪt/
  • elevate verb [T] (IMPROVE POSITION)

to give someone a ​higher or more ​importantposition: He was elevated to the ​chairmanship of the ​House Armed Services Committee. They hoped to elevate the ​position of women in ​society.
  • elevate verb [T] (RAISE)

to ​raise or ​lift up: She ​wore high ​heels that elevated her a few ​inches above 5 ​feet.
(Definition of elevate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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