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promote

pro·mote

promote

 
 
pronunciation:
pr mot
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: promoted, promotes, promoting
definition 1: to support the existence, growth, or advance of.
These toxic substances promote the growth of tumors.Yoga promotes a sense of well-being.They've launched a campaign to promote awareness of the dangers of alcohol.
 
synonyms:
cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further
antonyms:
hinder, obstruct
similar words:
advocate, aid, assist, augment, back, conduce to, enhance, expedite, nourish, prefer, support
definition 2: to advance (someone) to a higher rank or position.
Because of his excellent job performance, he was promoted within the first year.
synonyms:
advance, elevate, raise
antonyms:
bust, demote, disparage, downgrade
similar words:
exalt, kick upstairs, prefer, upgrade
definition 3: to advertise or otherwise encourage the purchase of.
The company is heavily promoting its newest product this month.
synonyms:
advertise, boost, plug, publicize, push
similar words:
ballyhoo, encourage, hype, merchandise, trumpet
derivation: promotable (adj.)
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