What does promote mean?

Definitions for promote
prəˈmoʊtpro·mote

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word promote.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourageverb

    contribute to the progress or growth of

    "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

  2. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevateverb

    give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

    "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

  3. advertise, advertize, promote, pushverb

    make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

    "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

  4. promoteverb

    be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

  5. promoteverb

    change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent

Wiktionary

  1. promoteverb

    To raise (someone) to a more important, responsible, or remunerative job or rank.

    At the end of the season, three teams are promoted the English Premier League.

  2. promoteverb

    To elevate to the above league.

    At the end of the season, three teams are promoted the English Premier League.

  3. promoteverb

    To advocate or urge on behalf of (something or someone); to attempt to popularize or sell by means of advertising or publicity.

  4. promoteverb

    To encourage, urge or incite

  5. Etymology: From promotus, perfect passive participle of promoveo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PROMOTEverb

    Etymology: promoveo, promotus, Lat.

    Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice. Francis Bacon.

    Nothing lovelier can be found,
    Than good works in her husband to promote. John Milton.

    He that talks deceitfully for truth, must hurt it more by his example, than he promotes it by his arguments. Francis Atterbury.

    Frictions of the extreme parts promote the flux of the juices in the joints. Arbuthnot,.

    I will promote thee unto very great honour. Num. xxii. 17.

    Shall I leave my fatness wherewith they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees. Judges ix. 9.

    Did I sollicit thee
    From darkness to promote me. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Promoteverb

    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

  2. Promoteverb

    to exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer

  3. Promoteverb

    to urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Promote

    prō-mōt′, v.t. to move forward: to help on the growth or improvement of anything: to advance: to further: to encourage: to raise to a higher position: to elevate.—ns. Promō′ter; Promō′tion, the act of promoting: advancement in rank or in honour: encouragement: preferment.—adj. Promō′tive.—Be on one's promotion, to have right or hope of promotion: to be on good behaviour with a view to chances of promotion. [L. promotus, pa.p. of promovērepro, forward, movēre, to move.]

Editors Contribution

  1. promote

    To encourage.

    We did promote the rural community life.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'promote' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3144

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'promote' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3816

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'promote' in Verbs Frequency: #313

Anagrams for promote »

  1. protome

  2. topomer

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of promote in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of promote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of promote in a Sentence

  1. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments.

  2. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    The people behind this activity used fake accounts... to promote their content, increase engagement, and manage groups and pages, our investigation found that some of this activity was linked to individuals associated with the Myanmar military.

  3. Nick Pope:

    Thus, it needs to ensure it can attract hardworking and able people, retain them, and identify and promote the best of its people into leadership positions. And all of this has to be done without the organization becoming overly bureaucratic. Its quite a challenge, and I wish them well.

  4. Shin Bet:

    The investigation uncovered that the suspects met secretly to discuss and promote Islamic State's ideology, the hard core among the activists are employed at schools in the Negev. Some took advantage of their position and attempted to plead the case for ISIS among pupils and teachers on school premises.

  5. Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski:

    It does not fit someone who is trying to promote himself to be a prime minister of a country, to play the role of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.

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