|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|
: "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
|Related terms:||change exalt dignify acme|