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promote   WordNet 2.0

- 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

 
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- 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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Promote   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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." -- Num. xxii. 17.

"Exalt her, and she shall promote thee." -- Prov. iv. 18.

Syn. -- To forward; advance; further; patronize; help; exalt; prefer; elevate; dignify.

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

 
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