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.

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. Kim Hyun-wook:

    The Hanoi summit damaged the North's long-held principle that its leader never makes an error, so they have to shift the blame, this may not mean an immediate shift in their U.S. strategy, but the diplomats will likely take the initiative to contain the fallout from Hanoi and promote diplomacy with various countries.

  2. Armistead Whitney:

    It’s no longer college kids just trying to show they can break into a network, it’s now rogue nations. It’s rogue individuals, rogue groups, that are actually using cyber attacks as a way to promote their agenda.

  3. Brian Coffman:

    You have everything going on in Chicago right now rolled into one case, the importance of releasing the video is it helps promote the change in transparency that everybody wants and the mayor has pledged.

  4. Kurt Jetta:

    Out of financial necessity, the retailers doing the worst going into back-to-school season will promote the most. This would include Gap Inc and Abercrombie.

  5. The Toledo family:

    We pray that for the sake of our city, people remain peaceful to honor Adam’s memory and work constructively to promote reform.

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