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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 promotes
  • Whatever either promotes or obstructs the one, necessarily promotes or obstructs the other.
  • Politics, the politics of a democracy-which entails disagreement, which promotes candor-has been replaced by psychotherapy.
  • New affinity group promotes service, mentoring, education.
  • The green-colored antibody can bind only to an extracellular protein that promotes tumor growth.
  • Laurencin's team uses the polymer to stabilize the knee while the scaffold promotes the regeneration of new ligament tissue.
  • Wind blowing over the top of the cone also promotes ventilation.
  • Meditating on them might enhance feelings of autonomy and intrinsic motivation, creating a mind-set that promotes success.
  • Or their work and leisure activities might be more physically demanding, which promotes physical fitness.
  • The same version of the same gene: in one study it slows dementia, in the other it promotes cognitive decline.
  • Skepticism is part of scientific thought in that it promotes research to answer specific questions.
British Dictionary definitions for promotes

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 promotes

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 promotes

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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