• WordNet 3.6
    • v promote make publicity for; try to sell (a product) "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model","The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
    • v promote 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
    • v promote be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
    • v promote give a promotion to or assign to a higher position "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"
    • v promote contribute to the progress or growth of "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was written in 1939 for a store promotion by an advertising employee of the department store Montgomery Ward
    • Promote To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or prosperity of (any process or thing that is in course); to forward; to further; to encourage; to advance; to excite; as, to promote learning; to promote disorder; to promote a business venture. "Born to promote all truth."
    • Promote To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer. "I will promote thee unto very great honor.""Exalt her, and she shall promote thee."
    • v. i Promote To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: George Washington who commanded the Continental Army as a four-star general was promoted posthumously to the position of six-star "General of the Armies of Congress" by an order of Jimmy Carter, who felt America's first President should also be America's highest military official.
    • promote To contribute to the establishment, growth, enlargement, or improvement of, as of anything valuable, or to the development, increase, or influence of, as of anything evil; forward; advance.
    • promote To exalt, or raise to a higher post or position; prefer in rank or honor: as, to promote a captain to a majority.
    • promote To inform against.
    • promote Synonyms To further, help, encourage, assist.
    • promote To give information; be an informer.
    • promote Promoted.
    • promote In ecclesiastical law, to appeal to an ecclesiastical court, acting therein as informant and receiving compensation or fines exacted from the defendant. Such an informant is called a promoter and the court is said to be promoted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.
    • v.t Promote prō-mōt′ to move forward: to help on the growth or improvement of anything: to advance: to further: to encourage: to raise to a higher position: to elevate
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Two-thirds of promotion is motion”
  • Denis Diderot
    “Distance is a great promoter of admiration!”
  • Larry Holmes
    Larry Holmes
    “All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.”
  • Pat Riley
    “Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.”
  • Lord Essex
    Lord Essex
    “Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. promotus, p. p. of promovere, to move forward, to promote; pro, forward + movere, to move. See Move
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. promotus, pa.p. of promovērepro, forward, movēre, to move.


In literature:

In this meeting he saw a road to promotion.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
He did not appear before the people to carry majorities, but to promote their constitutional rights.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
He made a good cow-puncher and a good soldier; but as for promotion, he laughs when I mention it.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
This was felt by those who surrounded him; and promotion succeeded with astonishing rapidity.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
But the policy of embargo was disastrous to its promoters.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Does it tend in its effects to bring glory to God in the highest, and to promote the best good of mankind?
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Gift of Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
I believe in it with all my soul, but had not allowed myself to seriously think of promoting or investing in it.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
The former restrains evil; the latter promotes good.
"Niels Klim's journey under the ground" by Baron Ludvig Holberg
All this shows their great desire to promote the growth of knowledge.
"Public School Education" by Michael Müller

In poetry:

And it's kind of cheerful thinking
Beside the dull tent fire,
About that great promotion
When He says "Come up higher."
"A Rainy Day in Camp" by Anonymous Americas
This follows on the fatal train,
Promoting untold sadness,
Until it strikes upon the brain,
Which brings distressing madness.
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
He was adored by all his men,
For worthy CAPTAIN REECE, R.N.,
Did all that lay within him to
Promote the comfort of his crew.
"Captain Reece" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Such honors never come by chance,
Nor do the winds promotion blow;
'Tis God the Judge doth one advance,
'Tis God that lays another low.
"Psalm 75" by Isaac Watts
Let others fear: To Britain dear
Whate'er promotes her daring claim;
Those terrors charm Which keep her warm
In chase of honest gain or fame.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
For those this mausoleum is erected
Who Stanford to the Upper House elected.
Their luck is less or their promotion slower,
For, dead, they were elected to the Lower.
"A Wreath Of Immortelles" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

AP photo/TLC In an undated photo provided by TLC, Kody Brown, center, poses with his wives, from left, Janelle, Christine, Meri, and Robyn in a promotional photo for TLC's reality TV show, "Sister Wives".
According to promotional information released by the Jacksons, the group's ongoing Unity Tour is the first time it has been on the road since 1984.
French, a student at Jeet Gi Taekwondo, Massena, recently was promoted to 1st degree black belt .
Blackface donned by rugby fans in Qantas promotion gets airline in hot water in social media.
Google Docs promoters are going around the country urging municipalities and other large scale users to adopt the system.
Olivia Wilde promotes her new comedy film 'Butter' at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York. ) recently completed work on a new spot promoting the 2011 Honda CR-V.
Posted Jun 15, 2009 9:02 am by Josh Leventhal Filed under: Business Beat, Minor League Business, Promotions.
Q&A: Kevin Whaley, Bodybuilder and Promoter.
Bodybuilder Kevin Whaley is one of the promoters for the Tennessee Natural Classic 2012 at Farragut High School on June 16.
Hutchinson bondsman arrested for promoting prostitution.
The 66-year-old is accused of promoting prostitution.
The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County seeks to promote literacy and a love of reading by giving away high-quality books to people throughout the region.
The scouts in Carroll county will be visible in the towns to promote awareness of our food pantries.
NEW ULM Beacon Promotions, Inc announces that it has formed an exclusive distribution agreement with Dri Mark, Inc to market and sell their Premiere, patented and top selling highlighters to the Promotional products marketplace.

In science:

The important message of is that if string can be understood as a composite of field quanta along the lines of the fishnet model, then internal degrees of freedom carried by the fields are naturally promoted to world-sheet fields.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
The ensemble of walkers reveals the structure of local subgraphs with dominant promoters and attractors of links.
Access time of an adaptive random walk on the world-wide Web
Eq. (4) ), i.e., they act as the promoters of the dynamics.
Access time of an adaptive random walk on the world-wide Web
Act of 1934, which has been interpreted as promoting social inclusion.
National Information Infrastructure Development in Canada and the U.S.: Redefining Universal Service and Universal Access in the Age of Techno-Economic Convergence
Indeed, the random compressions promote the instability, as indicated by the decrease in τcond with increasing Mrms .
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations