s'élever

Novanas

Senior Member
English AE/Ireland
Dear Friends,

I've come across this bit in L'apprentissage de la ville by Luc Dietrich, a passage in which a young lad is talking about a woman he's met:

Si elle est malade, je la guérirai. Si elle est en danger, je la sauverai. Si elle est pauvre, je la nourrirai. Si elle est riche, je m'élèverai.

As far as I can see, this "je m'élèverai" can only mean "je m'élèverai dans la société", as explained in this thread:

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1857404.

Or can it mean something else? Many thanks for your help.
 
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