What does promote mean?

Definitions for promote
prəˈmoʊtpro·mote

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. promote

    To promote generally means to further the progress or advancement of something, to encourage or support, or to raise to a higher position or rank. This could apply in various contexts such as promoting a product, idea, event, or an individual within a company.

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. Jeffrey Sachs:

    Indeed the goals themselves embody the very idea that human well-being should be nurtured through a holistic approach that combines economic, social and environmental objectives, rather than taking a narrow approach focused solely on economic growth,we should promote societies that are prosperous, just, and environmentally sustainable.

  2. Senator Elizabeth Warren:

    Refusing to catalog paid political ads because the Bloomberg campaign found a workaround means there will be less transparency for the content he is paying to promote, mike Bloomberg cannot be allowed to buy an election with zero accountability.

  3. Phelim Kine:

    President Widodo can demonstrate true leadership by ending capital punishment as unacceptable state brutality, president Widodo should recognize that the death penalty is not a crime deterrent but an unjustifiable and barbaric punishment. President Widodo should promote Indonesia as a rights-respecting democracy by joining the countries that have abolished capital punishment.

  4. Keri Peterson:

    What this does is, it allows your natural circadian rhythm to re-balance itself, if you use it for a couple of days, it helps to promote sleep-- and it's non-habit forming.

  5. President Barry Glassner:

    Today, across our country, colleges and universities are being challenged - and correctly so - to do more to fight racism and intolerance and prejudice, and to promote diversity and inclusion, the pain being felt here has existed in this country and world for too long. We, including Lewis & Clark, have much more to do.

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