View synonyms for promotion


[ pruh-moh-shuhn ]


  1. advancement in rank or position.
  2. furtherance or encouragement.
  3. the act of promoting.
  4. the state of being promoted.
  5. something devised to publicize or advertise a product, cause, institution, etc., as a brochure, free sample, poster, television or radio commercial, or personal appearance.
  6. Also called queening. Chess. the replacement of a pawn that has reached the enemy's first rank by a more powerful piece of the same color, usually a queen.

Discover More

Other Words From

  • pro·motion·al adjective
  • nonpro·motion noun
  • prepro·motion noun
  • self-pro·motion noun
  • unpro·motion·al adjective
Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of promotion1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Late Latin prōmōtiōn-, stem of prōmōtiō “movement forward, advancement”; equivalent to promote + -ion
Discover More

Example Sentences

So they could deliver a promotion to that user, Pachter said.

From Fortune

Use them to consistently and fairly level new hires, and to assess promotions.

From Fortune

This is because advertisers see opportunities to push media dollars much farther than just a sale, from boosting Google rankings to capturing an email for future promotions.

From Digiday

Troyes currently plays in France’s Ligue 2, or second division, but has been in contention for promotion to Ligue 1, the top tier, over the past several seasons.

From Fortune

In every stage of your content creation process, from ideation to design to promotion, keep the emotional components in mind and center them.

Houellebecq on Thursday announced that he is suspending promotion of the novel.

Believe it or not, the United States has a man in Havana—and he's set to get a big promotion.

The culture of promotion through seniority kills creativity and effectiveness.

Charter schools, rejecting the tenet of promotion through seniority, promised to do better.

They have experimented with new products and have invested millions into aggressive marketing and promotion.

A pension encourages earlier retirement from work, quickens promotion, and vitalises the whole service.

His exceptional ability was soon recognised and his promotion was rapid.

Promotion came speedily when the guillotine cleared the way in the higher ranks by removing the incompetent and unfortunate.

Save in war time merit gained little reward; promotion came neither from the east nor the west, but from court favouritism.

Depend upon it the dreams of both sisters last night were disturbed by visions of possible promotion.