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Verb (transitive)


Verb promote has 5 senses


promotev. t. [L. promotus, p. p. of promovere to move forward, to promote; pro forward + movere to move. See Move.].
  •  To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or prosperity of (any process or thing that is in course); to forward; to further; to encourage; to advance; to excite; as, to promote learning; to promote disorder; to promote a business venture.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will promote thee unto very great honor."  [1913 Webster]
    "Exalt her, and she shall promote thee."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To forward; advance; further; patronize; help; exalt; prefer; elevate; dignify.
promotev. i. 
     To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person.  [1913 Webster]


promote, v.tr.
1 (often foll. by to) advance or raise (a person) to a higher office, rank, etc. (was promoted to captain).
2 help forward; encourage; support actively (a cause, process, desired result, etc.) (promoted women's suffrage).
3 publicize and sell (a product).
4 attempt to ensure the passing of (a private act of parliament).
5 Chess raise (a pawn) to the rank of queen etc. when it reaches the opponent's end of the board.

promotable adj. promotability n. promotion n. promotional adj. promotive adj.
ME f. L promovere promot- (as PRO-(1), movere move)



abet, acculturate, act for, actuate, advance, advantage, advertise, advocate, aggrandize, aid, ameliorate, amend, animate, answer, assist, back, ballyhoo, bark, be instrumental, be right, befit, befitting, benefit, better, bill, boost, bring forward, build up, bulletin, call attention to, champion, circularize, civilize, commend, communicate, compel, conduce to, contribute to, cry, cry up, develop, do the trick, edify, educate, elevate, emend, encourage, endorse, energize, enhance, enlighten, ennoble, enrich, espouse, establish, exalt, expedite, facilitate, fatten, favor, fill the bill, fit, force, forward, foster, further, galvanize, give a write-up, give publicity, go between, go straight, graduate, hasten, help, hype, impart, impel, improve, improve upon, inspire, inspirit, kick upstairs, knight, lard, lend wings to, lift, make an improvement, make for, mediate, meliorate, mend, minister to, motivate, move, move to action, not come amiss, nurture, pass, patronize, placard, plug, post, post bills, post up, prefer, present, press-agent, profit, propagandize, propel, publicize, puff, push, push forward, put forward, quicken, raise, recommend, refine upon, reform, sanction, sell, serve, set forward, set in motion, side with, socialize, spark, speak for, speak highly of, speak warmly of, speak well of, speed, spiel, sponsor, stimulate, straighten out, strengthen, subserve, suit the occasion, support, tout, transfigure, transform, up, upgrade, uplift, work, write up




VB improve, be better, become better, get better, mend, amend, advance, ascend, increase, fructify, ripen, mature, pick up, come about, rally, take a favorable turn, turn over a new leaf, turn the corner, raise one's head, sow one's wild oats, recover, be better, be improved by, turn to right account, turn to good account, turn to best account, profit by, reap the benefit of, make good use of, make capital out of, place to good account, render better, improve, mend, amend, better, ameliorate, meliorate, correct, decrassify, improve upon, refine upon, rectify, enrich, mellow, elaborate, fatten, promote, cultivate, advance, forward, enhance, bring forward, bring on, foster, invigorate, touch up, rub up, brush up, furbish up, bolster up, vamp up, brighten up, warm up, polish, cook, make the most of, set off to advantage, prune, repair, put in order, review, revise, make corrections, make improvements, doctor, purify, relieve, refresh, infuse new blood into, recruit, reform, remodel, reorganize, new model, view in a new light, think better of, appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober, palliate, mitigate, lessen an evil.


VB aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid, come to the aid, of, contribute, subscribe to, bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, afford aid, supply aid, give a helping hand, stretch a hand, lend a helping hand, lend a hand, bear a helping hand, hold out a hand, hold out a helping hand, give one a life, give one a cast, give one a turn, take by the hand, take in tow, help a lame dog over a stile, lend wings to, relieve, rescue, set up, set agoing, set on one's legs, bear through, pull through, give new life to, be the making of, reinforce, reenforce, recruit, set forward, put forward, push forward, give a lift, give a shove, give an impulse to, promote, further, forward, advance expedite, speed, quicken, hasten, support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster, cradle, nourish, nurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nurse, manure, cultivate, force, foster, cherish, foment, feed the flame, fan the flame, serve, do service to, tender to, pander to, administer to, subminister to, minister to, tend, attend, wait on, take care of, entertain, smooth the bed of death, oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes of, humor, cheer, encourage, second, stand by, back, back up, pay the piper, abet, work for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels for, take up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause of, advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service, squire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize, lend oneself to, lend one's countenance to, smile upon, shine upon, favor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of, side with, be of use to, subserve, benefit, render a service, conduce.


VB tend, contribute, conduce, lead, dispose, incline, verge, bend to, trend, affect, carry, redound to, bid fair to, gravitate towards, promote.

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