elevate [=promoted?]

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Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

If someone is promoted to a higher position, is it natural to say "He was elevated"?

I found this defition in our dictionary but I've never heard it use.
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Only in certain situations, not in general usually.

    Here's one example:
    Pope installs new cardinals to set future direction of church

    Pope Francis installed new cardinals on Saturday, putting his stamp on the future of the Roman Catholic Church with men who share his vision for social justice, the rights of immigrants and dialogue with Islam.

    Ten of the 13 bishops elevated to the high rank are under the age of 80 and so are eligible to vote in a conclave to elect a new pope from their ranks.
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