promote

If you work for a marketing firm, your job is to promote new products — to publicize them and to try to get the public to buy them.

The verb promote can also mean to advance to a higher position. Because of your hard work, your boss might decide to promote you. In school, passing students are promoted each year when they enter a higher grade. In chess, the verb promote is used when a pawn is exchanged for a higher ranking piece. Make sure you promote your pawn to a queen, giving you two queens on the board and a strong advantage in the game.

Primary Meanings of promote

1.
v
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
2.
v
contribute to the progress or growth of
3.
v
be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
Full Definitions of promote
1

v give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

“I got promoted after many years of hard work”
Synonyms:
advance, elevate, kick upstairs, raise, upgrade
Antonyms:
break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
Types:
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tenure
give life-time employment to
bring up
promote from a lower position or rank
spot promote
promote on the spot
ennoble, entitle, gentle
give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
favor, favour, prefer
promote over another
brevet
promote somebody by brevet, in the military
baronetise, baronetize
confer baronetcy upon
lord
make a lord of someone
dub, knight
raise (someone) to knighthood
advantage
give an advantage to
Type of:
assign, delegate, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
2

v contribute to the progress or growth of

“I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom”
Synonyms:
advance, boost, encourage, further
Types:
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connive at, wink at
give one's silent approval to
foster, further
promote the growth of
spur
incite or stimulate
help
contribute to the furtherance of
carry
take further or advance
feed
support or promote
conduce, contribute, lead
be conducive to
Type of:
back up, support
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

v make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Synonyms:
advertise, advertize, push
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
Types:
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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
Type of:
praise
express approval of
3

v be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

Types:
queen
become a queen
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent

Types:
queen
promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
Type of:
play
use or move

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