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.
- pro·mot·able, adjective
- pro·mot·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- pre·pro·mote, verb (used with object), pre·pro·mot·ed, pre·pro·mot·ing.
- self-pro·mot·ing, adjective
- un·pro·mot·a·ble, adjective
- un·pro·mot·ed, adjective
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How to use promote in a sentence
The WD-40 website promotes dozens of uses for their product, as well as a list of 2,000 uses submitted by actual users.
Chief of Staff Ron Klain, communications director Kate Bedingfield and transition spokesman Andrew Bates all promoted it on Twitter.
Many parents — including Schoppe-Sullivan — consult Common Sense Media, an advocacy group that promotes safe media use.Watching edgier TV with your kids during the pandemic? You’re not alone. | Bonnie Miller Rubin | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Over the holidays, the wine brand partnered with Budweiser in an effort to promote products in both the beer and wine section of the e-commerce platform.‘Order booze from your phone’: Why brands like Guinness, Babe Wine see advertising value on Drizly | Kimeko McCoy | February 11, 2021 | Digiday
When I go to negotiate my salary — suppose I just got promoted.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451) | Stephen J. Dubner | February 11, 2021 | Freakonomics
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another chilling recipe for injustice and resentment by closing down the open society you seek to promote.
Australia earlier cancelled Blanc's visa over claims his tactics promote sexual assault.
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.
A certain cabinet minister being asked why he did not promote merit?The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
You may rest assured that I will spare no time or attention to promote the performance of this engine.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
And, in effect, his example did serve to promote a rapprochement between the conquerors and the conquered.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The underground water operates solely to promote certain changes which take place in the mineral realm.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
It did nothing to promote either practical activity or theological inquiry.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
British Dictionary definitions for promote
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 for: to 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
- promotable, adjective
- promotion, noun
- promotional, adjective
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