Promote

  • 1 promote — pro‧mote [prəˈməʊt ǁ ˈmoʊt] verb [transitive] 1. to help something develop, grow, become more successful etc, or encourage something to happen: • The CBI is in favour of promoting alliances between small businesses. • Oftel favors firm controls… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Promote — Pro*mote , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Promoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Promoting}.] [L. promotus, p. p. of promovere to move forward, to promote; pro forward + movere to move. See {Move}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 promote — [prə mōt′, prōmōt′] vt. promoted, promoting [ME promoten < L promotus, pp. of promovere, to move forward: see PRO 2 & MOVE] 1. to raise or advance to a higher position or rank [she was promoted to manager] 2. to help bring about or further the …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 promote — I (advance) verb advocate, advance in rank, aggrandize, better, dignify, elevate, encourage, exalt, favor, forward, further, graduate, help, magnify, move up, pass, prefer, producere, promovere, provehere, push up, raise, upgrade II (organize)… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 promote — [v1] help, advance advertise, advocate, aid, assist, avail, back, befriend, benefit, bolster, boost, build up*, call attention to, champion, contribute, cooperate, cry*, develop, encourage, endorse, espouse, forward, foster, further, get behind,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Promote — Pro*mote , v. i. To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 promote — late 14c., to advance (someone) to a higher grade or office, from L. promotus, pp. of promovere move forward, advance, from pro forward (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + movere to move (see MOVE (Cf. move)). General sense of to further the growth or… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 promote — forward, further, *advance Analogous words: *help, aid, assist: *speed, quicken, hasten, hurry Antonyms: impede Contrasted words: *hinder, obstruct, block, bar …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 promote — ► VERB 1) further the progress of (a cause, venture, or aim); support. 2) publicize (a product or celebrity). 3) raise to a higher position or rank. 4) transfer (a sports team) to a higher division. ORIGIN Latin promovere move forward …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 promote — verb 1 encourage sth ADVERB ▪ strongly ▪ Human rights are strongly promoted by all our members. ▪ actively, directly ▪ indirectly ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 promote*/*/ — [prəˈməʊt] verb [T] 1) to support something, or to help something to develop a campaign to promote recycling[/ex] Young plants are exposed to bright light to promote growth.[/ex] 2) to attract people s attention to a product or event, for example …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 12 promote */*/*/ — UK [prəˈməʊt] / US [prəˈmoʊt] verb [transitive] Word forms promote : present tense I/you/we/they promote he/she/it promotes present participle promoting past tense promoted past participle promoted 1) a) to support or encourage something The… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 promote — 01. Regular moderate exercise [promotes] good health. 02. She was recently [promoted] to the position of vice president of marketing. 03. He will never get a [promotion] in this company because he is simply too lazy. 04. The company has started… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 promote — pro|mote W2S3 [prəˈməut US ˈmout] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(encourage)¦ 2¦(better job)¦ 3¦(sell)¦ 4¦(sport)¦ 5¦(persuade)¦ 6¦(arrange)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of promovere to move forward ] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 promote — [[t]prəmo͟ʊt[/t]] ♦♦ promotes, promoting, promoted 1) VERB If people promote something, they help or encourage it to happen, increase, or spread. [V n] You don t have to sacrifice environmental protection to promote economic growth... [V n] In… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 promote — pro|mote [ prə mout ] verb transitive *** 1. ) usually passive to move someone to a job at a higher level: A college course can help you find work or get promoted. promote someone to something: Steve Burrows was recently promoted to senior group… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 promote — v. 1) (D; tr.) to promote from; to (she was promoted from captain to major) 2) (old fashioned) (BE) (N; used with a noun) she was promoted major * * * [prə məʊt] to (she was promoted from captain to major) (D; tr.) to promote from (old fashioned) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 promote — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. advance, further, aid;improve, dignify, elevate, raise; back, support, encourage. See improvement.Ant., hinder. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To further] Syn. forward, further, advance, encourage, support …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 promote — v.tr. Euphemism for acquiring something, usually by nefarious means; take possesion of by dubious ingenuity. Established slang variant of the more common definition of promote i.e., to advance in station, rank, or honor. I just might have to… …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 20 promote — verb (T) 1 to help something to develop and be successful: a meeting to promote trade between Taiwan and the U.K. | Fertilizer promotes leaf growth. 2 (usually passive) to give someone a better, more responsible job in a company: promote sb to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English