[n] the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
[n] an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make the grade"
[v] to improve, esp. something that was old or outdated; "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software."; "The company upgraded their personnel"
[v] rate higher; raise in value or esteem
[v] give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "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"
acclivity, advance, ascent, climb, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, raise, rise, rise, rising slope
break, bump, declension, declination, decline, declivity, demote, descent, downgrade, downslope, fall, kick downstairs, relegate