Promote definition

prə-mōt
(educ.) To move (a student) forward a grade in school.
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(chess) To convert (a pawn that has crossed the board and reached the end row) to a more powerful piece.
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(slang) To acquire (something) by devious or cunning means.
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To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of.

To promote the general welfare.

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To further the popularity, sales, etc. of, as by publicizing and advertising.

To promote a product.

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To attempt to sell or popularize by advertising or publicity.

Commercials promoting a new product.

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To raise or advance to a higher position or rank.

She was promoted to manager.

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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.

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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.

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To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing.

Promote a Broadway show.

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To raise to a more important or responsible job or rank.
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To advance (a student) to the next higher grade.
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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.

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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.

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(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.

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(chemistry) To increase the activity of a catalyst by changing its surface structure.
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(chess) To exchange a pawn for a queen or other piece when it reaches the 8th rank.
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To contribute to the progress or growth of; further.
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To urge the adoption of; advocate.

Promote a constitutional amendment.

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Origin of promote

  • Middle English promoten from Old French promoter from Latin prōmovēre prōmōt- prō- forward pro–1 movēre to move meuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin prōmōtus, perfect passive participle of prōmoveō (“move forward, advance").

    From Wiktionary