verb (used with object), pro·mot·ed, pro·mot·ing.
Origin of promote
Examples from the Web for promote
She wrote for LIFE magazine and would go on Johnny Carson to promote her books.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another chilling recipe for injustice and resentment by closing down the open society you seek to promote.
When it appears it is largely used to chastise transsexuals and to promote celibacy.
We try to support activities that promote education and public participation about the Lincoln story.
Her parents rebutted the accusations through homemade (though highly produced) videos which promote her exhibitions.
A few have been introduced into Mahé, and great care is now being taken in order to promote their extension.Cruise of the 'Alert'|R. W. Coppinger
The "Y" workers did promote one form of entertainment, however, that the boys thoroughly enjoyed.In the Flash Ranging Service|Edward Alva Trueblood
What sort of means do the groups use to promote their interests?Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
"And I also will strive to promote the will of my king," asserted Woellner.Old Fritz and the New Era|Louise Muhlbach
There is yet another reason for which it is improper to admit such evidence as this bill has a tendency to promote.The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 11.|Samuel Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for promote
Word Origin for promote
Word Origin and History for promote
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.