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promote

[pruh-moht] /prəˈmoʊt/
verb (used with object), promoted, promoting.
1.
to help or encourage to exist or flourish; further:
to promote world peace.
2.
to advance in rank, dignity, position, etc. (opposed to demote).
3.
Education. to put ahead to the next higher stage or grade of a course or series of classes.
4.
to aid in organizing (business undertakings).
5.
to encourage the sales, acceptance, etc., of (a product), especially through advertising or other publicity.
6.
Informal. to obtain (something) by cunning or trickery; wangle.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English promoten < Latin prōmōtus, past participle of prōmovēre to move forward, advance. See pro-1, motive
Related forms
promotable, adjective
promotability, noun
prepromote, verb (used with object), prepromoted, prepromoting.
self-promoting, adjective
unpromotable, adjective
unpromoted, adjective
Synonyms
1. abet, back, forward, advance, assist, help, support. 2. elevate, raise, exalt.
Antonyms
1. discourage, obstruct. 2. demote, degrade, abase.
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Examples from the web for promoted
  • Water conservation is promoted through rainwater harvesting and xeriscaping.
  • We are dealing with beliefs and thoughts promoted by political endeavors.
  • The resulting deeply purple fruit promoted longer lives when fed to laboratory mice.
  • They were promoted by a one or a few imaginative folks and not taken seriously by the scientific community.
  • In the public sector, they are promoted and given a raise and a desk job.
  • But after three months she was promoted to a customer-service manager.
  • To complicate things further, the basis on which librarians are promoted seems to vary from place to place.
  • Senior administrators, committed to a more comprehensive program, promoted him to director of veterans services.
  • Blog posts that rise to a certain level could get promoted on a home page and tweeted out to the publication's followers.
  • The machines were heavily promoted by two key industries.
British Dictionary definitions for promoted

promote

/prəˈməʊt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to further or encourage the progress or existence of
2.
to raise to a higher rank, status, degree, etc
3.
to advance (a pupil or student) to a higher course, class, etc
4.
to urge the adoption of; work for: to promote reform
5.
to encourage the sale of (a product) by advertising or securing financial support
6.
(chess) to exchange (a pawn) for any piece other than a king when the pawn reaches the 8th rank
Derived Forms
promotable, adjective
promotion, noun
promotional, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin prōmovēre to push onwards, from pro-1 + movēre to move
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Word Origin and History for promoted

promote

v.

late 14c., "to advance (someone) to a higher grade or office," from Old French promoter and directly from Latin promotus, past participle of promovere "move forward, advance; cause to advance, push onward; bring to light, reveal," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + movere "to move" (see move (v.)). General sense of "to further the growth or progress of (anything)" is from 1510s. Related: Promoted; promoting.

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Slang definitions & phrases for promoted

promote

verb
  1. To get, esp by theft, hard persuasion, or begging: We got to promote a boat to run the stuff in (1920+ Underworld)
  2. To accost in an acquisitive spirit; hit: begun promoting him for something to drink (1934+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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