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Definition of "promote" []

  • To raise to a more important or responsible job or rank. (verb-transitive)
  • To advance (a student) to the next higher grade. (verb-transitive)
  • To contribute to the progress or growth of; further. See Synonyms at advance. (verb-transitive)
  • To urge the adoption of; advocate: promote a constitutional amendment. (verb-transitive)
  • To attempt to sell or popularize by advertising or publicity: commercials promoting a new product. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "promote" in a sentence
  • "What I promote is the idea that more people share my expectations, so fewer people are harmed by government failure, and so we can stop this slide toward increasingly large portions of our lives being subject to the whims, interests, and prejudices of politicians."
  • "The White House and all serious academia have black listed FoX News because everything they say, write and promote is based on emotion, ignorance and intolerance for other views and other non-white races."
  • "They need to be taken off the air since all they promote is division and hatred in this country which is the last thing we need."