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.

Definitions of promote
  1. verb
    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
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    break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
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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 or prefer 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
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    assign, delegate, depute, designate
    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
  2. verb
    contribute to the progress or growth of
    “I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom”
    synonyms: advance, boost, encourage, further
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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
  3. verb
    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
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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
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    praise
    express approval of
  4. verb
    be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
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    queen
    become a queen
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  5. verb
    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
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    types:
    queen
    promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
    type of:
    play
    use or move
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