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  1. pro·mote
    IPA[prəˈmōt]
  2. verb

    • 1. further the progress of (something, especially a cause, venture, or aim); support or actively encourage:

      some regulation is still required to promote competition
    • 2. give publicity to (a product, organization, or venture) so as to increase sales or public awareness:

      they are using famous personalities to promote the library nationally
      Synonym : advertise, publicize, give publicity to, beat/bang the drum for, popularize, sell, market, merchandise, push, plug, give a plug to, hype, hype up, give a puff to, puff, puff up, boost, flog, ballyhoo, flack, huckster
    • 3. advance or raise (someone) to a higher position or rank:

      she was promoted to General Manager
      Synonym : advance, upgrade, give promotion to, give a higher position to, elevate, move up, raise, improve the position/status of, aggrandize, kick upstairs, prefer
    • 4. transfer (a sports team) to a higher division of a league:

      they were promoted from the Third Division last season
    • 5. exchange (a pawn) for a more powerful piece of the same color, typically a queen, as part of the move in which it reaches the opponent's end of the board.

    • 6. enable (a relatively low card) to win a trick by playing off the higher ones first:

      East will win with the ace and lead a heart, promoting the ♠9
    • 7. act as a promoter of (a catalyst).

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: promote, 3rd person present: promotes, gerund or present participle: promoting, past tense: promoted, past participle: promoted

    • verb

      support or actively encourage (a cause, venture, etc.); further the progress of:

      give publicity to (a product, organization, or venture) so as to increase sales or public awareness:

    • verb

      use one product or service to promote (another):
    • verb

      use one product or service to promote (another):
    • adjective

      promoting or publicizing oneself or one's activities, especially in a forceful way:
    • adjective

      promoting or publicizing oneself or one's activities, especially in a forceful way:
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