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Definitions of promote

  1. contribute to the progress or growth of; " I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. board games: change a chess pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it the row closest to your opponent
  5. board games: be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
  6. change a pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it the row closest to your opponent
  7. be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
  8. 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.
  9. To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer.
  10. To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person.
  11. To help the growth or development of; advance; further; excite or stir up; encourage; raise to higher rank.
  12. To move forward: to advance: to further: to encourage: to raise to a higher position: to elevate.
  13. PROMOTER.
  14. PROMOTIVE.
  15. Promotion.
  16. To forward; further; elevate.
  17. To foster; encourage; advance.
  18. To raise to greater dignity or honor.
  19. To contribute to the growth, advancement, or increase of anything; to forward; to excite; to raise to honour.
  20. To forward or advance; to contribute to the growth or progress of anything; to raise to higher rank or honour.
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Quotes of promote

  1. Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. – Saul Alinsky
  2. We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy. – Joe Baca
  3. But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it. – Richie Benaud
  4. My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions. – Omar Bongo
  5. Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. – Eustace Budgell
  6. Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom. – Hillary Clinton
  7. I guess I'm about ready to promote myself in a more human way. I don't feel quite so insecure. – Evan Dando
  8. Working families need to know that we will work to protect their health needs, promote the development of safe, effective medicines, and guarantee patient rights. – Christopher Dodd
  9. In addition, I'll be attending women's health expos and medical conferences with the goal to promote dialogue between women and their health -care providers. – Karen Duffy
  10. I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  11. The church must constantly promote dialogue. – Claudio Hummes
  12. More must be done in concrete terms in order to promote the cause of disarmament. – Alva Myrdal
  13. All through the years since World War II, the Japanese people have, I am convinced, made strenuous efforts to preserve and promote world peace, contributing to the progress and prosperity of mankind. – Eisaku Sato
  14. Indeed, the creators of the euro envisioned it as an instrument to promote political union. – Gerhard Schroder
  15. I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens. – Russell Simmons

Usage examples for promote

  1. When conversation grew lively, and he saw that every one was interested in one thing or another, he stood, happy and mute, planted like a swan on both feet, listening, to all appearance, to a political discussion; or he looked over the card- players' hands without a notion of what it was all about, for he could not play at any game; or he walked about and took snuff to promote digestion. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  2. If we study Ireland's interest, we shall promote Imperial interests. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  3. There was nothing now, however, in these flat, monotonous wheat fields to promote any particular interest. – The Motor Maids Across the Continent by Katherine Stokes
  4. There is nothing like a thoroughly bad dinner to promote ill- feeling. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  5. In 1839 returned to England to promote a scheme of emigration from the Highlands, and died at Dumfries the following year. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  6. My father was devoted to me and did all in his power to promote my health and comfort. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  7. The Lord- Lieutenant, said Dr. O'Grady, is almost sure to promote him. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  8. After that we just lived on at Hinksville, and six months later the company took him back; but I don't suppose they'll ever promote him now." – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  9. The first action taken on the subject came, after delay from year to year, in 1787. The committee on overtures brought in a report to the effect that the " Creator of the world having made of one flesh all the children of men, it becomes them as members of the same family, to consult and promote each other's happiness. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  10. In their rovings, Low met with Lowther, who proposed that he should join him, and thus promote their mutual advantage. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  11. 4. That the occasional use of slight mechanical restraint has, in many instances, been found to promote tranquillity by day and rest by night. – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  12. With some individuals it appears to promote the digestive process, while with others its effect is not beneficial. – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  13. But now they were under the control of conscience, and would henceforth be used to secure and promote happiness, not to destroy it. – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  14. He has learned the effect of these, not because they contribute to make him wiser, but because they make him richer; not to enable him to regulate his conduct in life, but to promote and secure the increase of his trade. – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  15. It will generally well repay the trouble; and the habit of consulting her will increase habits of consideration, and self command; and promote propriety of conduct. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  16. The slanting of the raised land would aid this, as, in speeding the rivers, it would promote the circulation of water. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  17. The ideal co- operation between home, school, Sunday school, and library is yet to be brought about; teacher and parents can do much to promote it. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  18. The views of the Secretary of War on this subject are deemed important, and if carried into effect will, it is believed, promote the harmony of the service. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. At such times he was minded to write her of the opportunity now given him to serve his country, and the power he might some day attain to promote peace and avert rash legislation. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  20. She endeavored faithfully to improve our manners, to teach us to have confidence in ourselves, and to develop the best that was in us, and in every way to promote the best interests of us all. – The Story of the Toys by Mary Harris Toy Dodge

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