advance stresses effective assisting in hastening a process or bringing about a desired end.
advance the cause of peace
promote suggests an encouraging or fostering and may denote an increase in status or rank.
a campaign to promote better health
forward implies an impetus forcing something ahead.
a wage increase would forward productivity
further suggests a removing of obstacles in the way of a desired advance.
used the marriage to further his career
Examples of promote in a Sentence
He was promoted to senior editor.
The army major was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
The team have been promoted to the First Division.
Mediators were present to promote dialogue.
Good soil promotes plant growth.
The school distributed pamphlets promoting good dental hygiene.
The marketing department is busy promoting the new line of men's clothes for fall.
The island is being promoted as a destination for romantic getaways. See More
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Middle English, from Latin promotus, past participle of promovēre, literally, to move forward, from pro- forward + movēre to move