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.
  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.

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