- to help or encourage to exist or flourish; further: to promote world peace.
- to advance in rank, dignity, position, etc. (opposed to demote).
- Education. to put ahead to the next higher stage or grade of a course or series of classes.
- to aid in organizing (business undertakings).
- to encourage the sales, acceptance, etc., of (a product), especially through advertising or other publicity.
- Informal. to obtain (something) by cunning or trickery; wangle.
Origin of promote
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Examples from the Web for promoted
The “new civility” promoted by Antoine Courtin expected the mouth to be kept shut when smiling.The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles
December 14, 2014
It was promoted on what might be called not-quite-mainstream or, indeed, axe-to-grind media.Dutch Biker Gangs Vs. ISIS
Nadette De Visser, Christopher Dickey
December 9, 2014
His work was more monumental, more violent, and promoted the Aryan struggle.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists
November 30, 2014
Redditors had complained that the thing they found and promoted had been co-opted and mined for clicks by other sites.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From
November 11, 2014
Jefferson may have promoted “all men are created” on paper, but no one is ever going to forget about the half thousand slaves.The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)
October 26, 2014
The girl is to be married next week; and this promoted and brought about by him.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
They promoted good feeling between the farmers and their labourers.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
In the kingdom of heaven people do not think whether I am promoted, or whether you are promoted.A Dish Of Orts
It was something that had nothing earthly to do with the end to be promoted.
He flung himself upon my neck; he has been promoted to be an officer.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
- to further or encourage the progress or existence of
- to raise to a higher rank, status, degree, etc
- to advance (a pupil or student) to a higher course, class, etc
- to urge the adoption of; work forto promote reform
- to encourage the sale of (a product) by advertising or securing financial support
- chess to exchange (a pawn) for any piece other than a king when the pawn reaches the 8th rank
Word Origin and History for promoted
late 14c., "to advance (someone) to a higher grade or office," from Old French promoter and directly from Latin promotus, past participle of promovere "move forward, advance; cause to advance, push onward; bring to light, reveal," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + movere "to move" (see move (v.)). General sense of "to further the growth or progress of (anything)" is from 1510s. Related: Promoted; promoting.