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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 into the list of the ten most attractive 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 given the title 'Lady').
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