verb (used with object), pro·mot·ed, pro·mot·ing.
- promoter of the faith,
- promoting agent,
Origin of promote
Examples from the Web for promoted
The “new civility” promoted by Antoine Courtin expected the mouth to be kept shut when smiling.
It was promoted on what might be called not-quite-mainstream or, indeed, axe-to-grind media.
His work was more monumental, more violent, and promoted the Aryan struggle.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists|William O’Connor|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Kevin Fallon|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Earl has desired me to send the latter to him to be promoted.
He felt hurt, too, that Congress had promoted others and had only blame for him.George Washington|Calista McCabe Courtenay
While the interests of the master were specially guarded from injury, those of the servants were promoted.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
Subsequently she was promoted to the position of favourite sultana (wife) of her master Toémon, local head of his profession.The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari|James S. De Benneville
He promoted his quartermaster to the position of third officer, and set him at work as a detective on the case.Asiatic Breezes|Oliver Optic
Word Origin 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.