raise from a lower to a higher position
However, Bolling’s profile has been elevated
in recent months because he presides over an equally divided state Senate.
—Washington Post (May 6, 2012)
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
Chris Yianni supported
by the charity Kids Company, working on his as yet untitled artwork for the Royal Academy.
—The Guardian (Jun 11, 2012)
keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
Stronger arms help lift groceries, carry children, complete household chores, and maintain
a beautiful garden.
—US News (Jun 6, 2012)
protect or fight for as a champion
give something useful or necessary to
The company said the plan should provide
a net $80 million a year in reduced operating costs.
—Forbes (Jun 8, 2012)