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, 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

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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. George Soros:

    She was using #MeToo to promote herself.

  2. Juergen Falter:

    She is a natural political talent who knows how to promote herself, merkel will not be chancellor forever. She will do one more term at the most. And once she's finished, the chancellery would not be a step too far for Kloeckner.

  3. Pope Francis:

    Social networks can facilitate relationships and promote the good of society, but they can also lead to further polarization and division between individuals and groups.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    They create movie in Hindi but its lead actors and directors often promote it by giving media interviews in English and in spite of this dichotomy, they think it will connect with the audience.

  5. Zhu Fang:

    Structural changes that promote cleaner fuels and the price cut are going to boost demand this year.

Images & Illustrations of promote

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