promote

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[pro·mote]

If you work for a marketing firm, your job is to promote new products to publicize them and to try to get the public to buy them.

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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.

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"

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

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be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

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"

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contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

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v. t.
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.

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

v. i.
To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person.


Promote

Pro*mote" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Promoting.] [L. promotus, p. p. of promovere to move forward, to promote; pro forward + movere to move. See Move.] 1. 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. "Born to promote all truth." Milton. 2. To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer.
I will promote thee unto very great honor.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee.
Syn. -- To forward; advance; further; patronize; help; exalt; prefer; elevate; dignify.

Promote

Pro*mote", v. i. To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person. [Obs.]

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.

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

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Usage Examples

Everybody know, I don't do no promoting. I don't ever have to promote nothing, that's the beauty of Lil Wayne.

Democrats think the country works better with a strong middle class, real opportunities for poor people to work their way into it and a relentless focus on the future, with business and government working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. We think 'we're all in this together' is a better philosophy than 'you're on your own.'

By measuring the proportion of children living with the same parents from birth and whether their parents report a good quality relationship we are driving home the message that social programmes should promote family stability and avert breakdown.

Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.

Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives? Or, do we now believe that government's role is to equalize the results of peoples lives?

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Other Usage Examples

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.

An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects.

History offers no evidence for the proposition that the assignment of women to military combat jobs is the way to win wars, improve combat readiness, or promote national security.

Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.

All through the years since World War II, the Japanese people have, I am convinced, made strenuous efforts to preserve and promote world peace, contributing to the progress and prosperity of mankind.

A vital step for the technology sector is to signpost legitimate search options far more clearly and to delete links to sites that promote illegally sourced content.

Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.

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