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pro·mote

 (prə-mōt′)
tr.v. pro·mot·ed, pro·mot·ing, pro·motes
1.
a. To raise to a more important or responsible job or rank.
b. To advance (a student) to the next higher grade.
2. To contribute to the progress or growth of; further. See Synonyms at advance.
3. To urge the adoption of; advocate: promote a constitutional amendment.
4. To attempt to sell or popularize by advertising or publicity: commercials promoting a new product.
5. To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing: promote a Broadway show.

[Middle English promoten, from Old French promoter, from Latin prōmovēre, prōmōt- : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + movēre, to move; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·mot′a·bil′i·ty n.
pro·mot′a·ble adj.
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promote

(prəˈməʊt)
vb (tr)
1. to further or encourage the progress or existence of
2. to raise to a higher rank, status, degree, etc
3. (Education) to advance (a pupil or student) to a higher course, class, etc
4. to urge the adoption of; work for: to promote reform.
5. (Marketing) to encourage the sale of (a product) by advertising or securing financial support
6. (Chess & Draughts) chess to exchange (a pawn) for any piece other than a king when the pawn reaches the 8th rank
[C14: from Latin prōmovēre to push onwards, from pro-1 + movēre to move]
proˈmotable adj
proˈmotion n
proˈmotional adj
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pro•mote

(prəˈmoʊt)

v.t. -mot•ed, -mot•ing.
1. to help or encourage to exist or flourish; further: to promote world peace.
2. to advance in rank, dignity, position, etc.
3. to advance to the next higher grade in a school.
4. to aid in organizing (business undertakings).
5. to encourage the sales, acceptance, or recognition of, esp. through advertising or publicity.
6. to obtain (something) by trickery.
7. (in chess) to exchange (a pawn) for any piece except the king when reaching the eighth rank.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin prōmōtus, past participle of prōmovēre to move forward, advance. See pro-1, motive]
pro•mot′able, adj.
pro•mot`a•bil′i•ty, n.
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promote


Past participle: promoted
Gerund: promoting

Imperative
promote
promote
Present
I promote
you promote
he/she/it promotes
we promote
you promote
they promote
Preterite
I promoted
you promoted
he/she/it promoted
we promoted
you promoted
they promoted
Present Continuous
I am promoting
you are promoting
he/she/it is promoting
we are promoting
you are promoting
they are promoting
Present Perfect
I have promoted
you have promoted
he/she/it has promoted
we have promoted
you have promoted
they have promoted
Past Continuous
I was promoting
you were promoting
he/she/it was promoting
we were promoting
you were promoting
they were promoting
Past Perfect
I had promoted
you had promoted
he/she/it had promoted
we had promoted
you had promoted
they had promoted
Future
I will promote
you will promote
he/she/it will promote
we will promote
you will promote
they will promote
Future Perfect
I will have promoted
you will have promoted
he/she/it will have promoted
we will have promoted
you will have promoted
they will have promoted
Future Continuous
I will be promoting
you will be promoting
he/she/it will be promoting
we will be promoting
you will be promoting
they will be promoting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been promoting
you have been promoting
he/she/it has been promoting
we have been promoting
you have been promoting
they have been promoting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been promoting
you will have been promoting
he/she/it will have been promoting
we will have been promoting
you will have been promoting
they will have been promoting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been promoting
you had been promoting
he/she/it had been promoting
we had been promoting
you had been promoting
they had been promoting
Conditional
I would promote
you would promote
he/she/it would promote
we would promote
you would promote
they would promote
Past Conditional
I would have promoted
you would have promoted
he/she/it would have promoted
we would have promoted
you would have promoted
they would have promoted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.promote - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
connive at, wink at - give one's silent approval to
foster, further - promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
spur - incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"
help - contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
carry - take further or advance; "carry a cause"
feed - support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
conduce, contribute, lead - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
2.promote - give a promotion to or assign to a higher positionpromote - 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"
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
tenure - give life-time employment to; "She was tenured after she published her book"
bring up - promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league"
spot promote - promote on the spot; "Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"
ennoble, gentle, entitle - give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
favor, favour, prefer - promote over another; "he favors his second daughter"
brevet - promote somebody by brevet, in the military
demote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break - assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"
3.promote - make publicity forpromote - 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"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
propagandise, propagandize - spread by propaganda
plug - make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
bill - advertise especially by posters or placards; "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
crusade, campaign, agitate, fight, push, press - exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
4.promote - be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
promote - 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
5.promote - 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
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
play - use or move; "I had to play my queen"
promote - be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
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promote

verb
2. advertise, sell, hype, publicize, push, plug (informal), puff, call attention to, beat the drum for (informal) He has announced a full British tour to promote his new album.
3. raise, upgrade, elevate, honour, dignify, exalt, kick upstairs (informal), aggrandize I was promoted to editor and then editorial director.
raise downgrade, demote, lower or reduce in rank
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promote

verb
1. To raise in rank:
2. To help bring about:
3. To cause to move forward or upward, as toward a goal:
4. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):
Informal: pitch, plug.
Slang: push.
5. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: plug.
Slang: hype.
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Translations
يُرَقّي، يُرَفِّعُيُرَوِجّيُرَوِّجُ، يُعْلِنُ عَن بِضاعَةٍيُشَجِّعُ، يُعَزِّزُ
prosaditpodpořitpovýšitpropagovat
fremmeforfremme
edesauttaa
promovirati
elõléptetelőléptet
auglÿsahækkastuîla aî
促進する
촉진하다
reklamavimasrėmimas
paaugstinātsekmētveicināt
podpiratipovišati
främja
ส่งเสริม
tanıtımını yapmaktanıtmakterfi etmekolmasına/gelişmesine yardımcı olmak
xúc tiến

promote

[prəˈməʊt] VT
1. (in rank)
1.1. [+ employee] → ascender
to be promotedser ascendido
I got promoted from editor to editorial directorme ascendieron de redactor a jefe de redacción
1.2. (Mil) → ascender
he was promoted (to) colonel or to the rank of colonello ascendieron a coronel
1.3. (Sport) [+ team] → ascender
Tarifa was promoted to the first divisionel Tarifa subió or ascendió a primera división
1.4. (US) (Scol) [+ pupil] I failed to get promoted and had to redo my yearno conseguí aprobar y tuve que repetir el curso
2. (= encourage) [+ trade, cooperation, peace] → promover, fomentar; [+ growth] → estimular; [+ sales, campaign, project, cause] → promover (Parl) [+ bill] → presentar
he has spent much of his fortune promoting the artsha gastado gran parte de su fortuna promoviendo las artes
he was accused of promoting his own interestsse le acusó de promover sus propios intereses
3. (= advertise) [+ product] → promocionar, dar publicidad a
they will do a British tour to promote their second albumharán una gira por Gran Bretaña para promocionar su segundo álbum
the island is being promoted as a tourist destinationse está dando publicidad a la isla como centro de interés turístico
4. (= organize, put on) [+ concert, event] → organizar
5. (Chem) [+ reaction] → provocar
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promote

[prəˈməʊt] vt
[+ employee] → promouvoir
to be promoted → être promu(e)
She was promoted after six months → Elle a été promue au bout de six mois.
to be promoted to sth [+ higher position] → être promu(e) qch
I was promoted to editor → J'ai été promu rédacteur.
to be promoted [team] → être promu(e)
to be promoted to the first division [team] (British)être promu(e) en première division
(= advertise) [+ new product, book, album, film] → promouvoir
to promote sth as sth → promouvoir qch comme qch
(= encourage) → promouvoir
(= organize) [+ event] → organiser, mettre sur pied
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promote

vt
(in rank) → befördern; he has been promoted (to) colonel or to the rank of coloneler ist zum Obersten befördert worden; our team was promoted (Ftbl) → unsere Mannschaft ist aufgestiegen
(= foster)fördern; (Parl) billsich einsetzen für
(= organize, put on) conference, race meeting, boxing match etcveranstalten
(= advertise)werben für; (= put on the market)auf den Markt bringen; the new model has been widely promoted in the mediafür das neue Modell ist in den Medien intensiv geworben worden or Werbung gemacht worden
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promote

[prəˈməʊt] vt
a. (in rank) to promote sb (from sth) to sthpromuovere qn (da qc) a qc
the team was promoted to the second division (Brit) (Ftbl) → la squadra è stata promossa in serie B
b. (encourage, trade, plan, concert, campaign) → promuovere; (product) → lanciare, reclamizzare
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promote

(prəˈməut) verb
1. to raise (to a higher rank or position). He was promoted to head teacher.
2. to encourage, organize, or help the progress of. He worked hard to promote peace / this scheme.
3. to encourage the buying of; to advertise. We are promoting a new brand of soap-powder.
proˈmoter noun
proˈmotion (-ʃən) noun
1. the raising of a person to a higher rank or position. He has just been given (a) promotion.
2. encouragement (of a cause, charity etc). the promotion of world peace.
3. the activity of advertising a product etc. He is against the promotion of cigarettes.
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promote

يُرَوِجّ prosadit fremme fördern προάγω ascender, promocionar edesauttaa promouvoir promovirati promuovere 促進する 촉진하다 promoten fremme promować promover продвигать främja ส่งเสริม tanıtımını yapmak xúc tiến 促进
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