promote

[ pruh-moht ]
/ prəˈmoʊt /

verb (used with object), pro·mot·ed, pro·mot·ing.

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

1350–1400; Middle English promoten < Latin prōmōtus, past participle of prōmovēre to move forward, advance. See pro-1, motive

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promote

/ (prəˈməʊt) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived Forms

promotable, adjectivepromotion, nounpromotional, adjective

Word Origin for promote

C14: from Latin prōmovēre to push onwards, from pro- 1 + movēre to move
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