The company will promote him when he reaches his performance goals.
- Promote is defined as to contribute to the growth of something or to sell by advertising.
- An example of promote is to obtain financial aid for a local theatre production.
- An example of promote is to print information about soap in a magazine to increase sales.
- To promote is defined as to give a person a higher position.
An example of to promote is for a boss to make a salesperson a manager.
transitive verb-·mot′ed, -·mot′ing
- to raise or advance to a higher position or rank: she was promoted to manager
- to help bring about or further the growth or establishment of: to promote the general welfare
- to further the popularity, sales, etc. of, as by publicizing and advertising: to promote a product
- Slang to acquire (something) by devious or cunning means
- Chess to convert (a pawn that has crossed the board and reached the end row) to a more powerful piece
- Educ. to move (a student) forward a grade in school
Origin of promoteMiddle English promoten from Classical Latin promotus, past participle of promovere, to move forward: see pro- and move
transitive verbpro·mot·ed, pro·mot·ing, pro·motes
- a. To raise to a more important or responsible job or rank.b. To advance (a student) to the next higher grade.
- To contribute to the progress or growth of; further. See Synonyms at advance.
- To urge the adoption of; advocate: promote a constitutional amendment.
- To attempt to sell or popularize by advertising or publicity: commercials promoting a new product.
- To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing: promote a Broadway show.
Origin of promoteMiddle English promoten from Old French promoter from Latin prōmovēre prōmōt- prō- forward ; see pro- 1. movēre to move ; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present promotes, present participle promoting, simple past and past participle promoted)
- To raise (someone) to a more important, responsible, or remunerative job or rank.
- He promoted his clerk to office manager.
- Having crossed the chessboard, his pawn was promoted to a queen.
- To advocate or urge on behalf of (something or someone); to attempt to popularize or sell by means of advertising or publicity.
- They promoted the abolition of daylight saving time.
- They promoted the new film with giant billboards.
- To encourage, urge or incite
- (sports, usually in passive form) To elevate to the above league.
- At the end of the season, three teams are promoted the English Premier League.
- (chemistry) To increase the activity of a catalyst by changing its surface structure
- (chess) To exchange a pawn for a queen or other piece when it reaches the 8th rank
From Latin prÅmÅtus, perfect passive participle of prÅmoveÅ (“move forward, advance").