[ pruh-moh-tiv ]
See synonyms for promotive on
  1. tending to promote.

Origin of promotive

First recorded in 1635–45; promote + -ive

Other words from promotive

  • pro·mo·tive·ness, noun
  • non·pro·mo·tive, adjective
  • un·pro·mo·tive, adjective

Words Nearby promotive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use promotive in a sentence

  • Nilo, however, was quickest; the point of his javelin was magically promotive of Sergius' renewed efforts to terminate the affair.

  • The cultivation of flowers is eminently promotive of health, refinement of manners, and good taste.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
  • Now, my countrymen, if this plan of revenue reform is to be promotive of our manufacturing interests, why go slowly?

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison | Benjamin Harrison
  • We have always advocated that policy in legislation which was promotive of the interests and honor of our country.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison | Benjamin Harrison
  • This policy is not however fully carried out with merely constructive and promotive action.

    Catastrophe and Social Change | Samuel Henry Prince

British Dictionary definitions for promotive


/ (prəˈməʊtɪv) /

  1. tending to promote

Derived forms of promotive

  • promotiveness, noun

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