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.