Definitions for: Promote


[v] make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
[v] board games: change a chess pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it the row closest to your opponent
[v] board games: be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
[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"
[v] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*mote", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promoted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Promoting.] [L. promotus, p. p. of promovere to move
forward, to promote; pro forward + movere to move. See
Move.]
1. To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or prosperity of
(any process or thing that is in course); to forward; to
further; to encourage; to advance; to excite; as, to
promote learning; to promote disorder; to promote a
business venture. ``Born to promote all truth.'' --Milton.

2. To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise;
to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer.

I will promote thee unto very great honor. --Num.
xxii. 17.

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee. --Prov. iv.
18.

Syn: To forward; advance; further; patronize; help; exalt;
prefer; elevate; dignify.


Pro*mote", v. i.
To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform
against a person. [Obs.]

Synonyms: advance, advertise, advertize, boost, elevate, encourage, further, kick upstairs, push, raise, upgrade

Antonyms: break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate

See Also: assign, back up, bill, brevet, bring up, carry, change, conduce, connive at, contribute, delegate, depute, designate, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, feed, foster, gentle, help, lead, play, plug, praise, prefer, propagandise, propagandize, queen, spot promote, spur, support, tenure, wink at

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