Promote Definition

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To raise or advance to a higher position or rank.
She was promoted to manager.
Webster's New World
To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of.
To promote the general welfare.
Webster's New World
To move (a student) forward a grade in school.
Webster's New World
To further the popularity, sales, etc. of, as by publicizing and advertising.
To promote a product.
Webster's New World
To urge the adoption of; advocate.
Promote a constitutional amendment.
American Heritage

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

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