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PROMOTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does promote mean? 

PROMOTE (verb)
  The verb PROMOTE has 5 senses:

1. contribute to the progress or growth of
2. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
3. make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
4. be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
5. 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

  Familiarity information: PROMOTE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROMOTE (verb)


Sense 1promote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contribute to the progress or growth of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

encourage; promote; further; boost; advance

Context example:

I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Hypernyms (to "promote" is one way to...):

back up; support (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "promote"):

feed (support or promote)

carry (take further or advance)

help (contribute to the furtherance of)

spur (incite or stimulate)

foster; further (promote the growth of)

connive at; wink at (give one's silent approval to)

conduce; contribute; lead (be conducive to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2promote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

kick upstairs; elevate; promote; upgrade; advance; raise

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "promote" is one way to...):

assign; delegate; depute; designate (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "promote"):

brevet (promote somebody by brevet, in the military)

favor; favour; prefer (promote over another)

ennoble; entitle; gentle (give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility)

spot promote (promote on the spot)

bring up (promote from a lower position or rank)

tenure (give life-time employment to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Antonym:

demote (assign to a lower position; reduce in rank)


Sense 3promote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

advertize; advertise; promote; push

Context examples:

The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model / The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops

Hypernyms (to "promote" is one way to...):

praise (express approval of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "promote"):

propagandise; propagandize (spread by propaganda)

plug (make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote)

bill (advertise especially by posters or placards)

agitate; campaign; crusade; fight; press; push (exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue promote the movie


Sense 4promote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "promote" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Domain category:

board game (a game played on a specially designed board)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "promote"):

queen (become a queen)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 5promote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "promote" is one way to...):

play (use or move)

Domain category:

chess; chess game (a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "promote"):

queen (promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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