What does promote mean?

Definitions for promote
prəˈmoʊtpro·mote

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage(verb)

    contribute to the progress or growth of

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

  2. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate(verb)

    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, push(verb)

    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. promote(verb)

    be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

  5. promote(verb)

    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. promote(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From promotus, perfect passive participle of promoveo.

  2. promote(Verb)

    To elevate to the above league.

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

    Etymology: From promotus, perfect passive participle of promoveo.

  3. promote(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From promotus, perfect passive participle of promoveo.

  4. promote(Verb)

    To encourage, urge or incite

    Etymology: From promotus, perfect passive participle of promoveo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Promote(verb)

    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. Promote(verb)

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

  3. Promote(verb)

    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

How to pronounce promote?

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How to say promote in sign language?

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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. Ronny Chieng:

    We promote Asian storytelling. Not just Asian stories, but Asian people in stories with the full spectrum of the human experience, when you say,' Oh, it's not enough attention on Asians, it's more black and white, that game becomes like you're playing the discrimination Olympics.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    We have agreed that neither the U.S. or the Chinese government will conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets or other confidential business information for commercial advantage. In addition, we'll work together and with other nations to promote international rules of the road for appropriate conduct in cyberspace.

  3. Miriam Klein:

    For us, we're not doing this to make money, we're doing because we love Commonwealth Skateboarding and we're proud of our queer culture and want to promote both at the same time.

  4. James Mattis:

    China's militarization of the South China Sea and aggressive action in international waters destabilizes the region and threatens shared efforts to promote security, the US will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows, and we encourage all nations to confidently exercise their right to do the same.

  5. Premier Li Keqiang:

    The Chinese government has no intention to promote exports through currency depreciation, nor it will launch a trade war.

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