- 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 promoting
And more trivial modifications like altering bodily odors and promoting a healthy lifestyle.Design Your Own Dinosaur: The Era of Custom DNA
January 8, 2015
But he had to remember one thing: he was promoting himself at this point, Sam Cooke, not RCA.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’
December 28, 2014
Their clear priorities : faster economic growth and promoting upward mobility for the middle and working classes.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
December 21, 2014
So I was happy to see that the European theory of terroir was in action, promoting with pride the qualities of a specific region.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
December 7, 2014
Ultimately, disclosure laws are an essential tool for promoting transparent supply chains and corporate accountability.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War
December 3, 2014
He spared no pains in promoting the interests which the State had confided to him.Cleveland Past and Present
It's kind of you to think of promoting me, but this is my place.The Lightning Conductor Discovers America
C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
If you keep on promoting me, I'll arrive first thing you know.In Apple-Blossom Time
Clara Louise Burnham
If you take pains to please your employers they will not be backward in promoting you.The Way of All Flesh
And you may rely on it that Fra Girolamo is as firm as a rock on that point of promoting peace.Romola
- 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 promoting
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.