promoter

noun
pro·​mot·​er | \prə-ˈmō-tər \

Definition of promoter 

1 : one that promotes especially : one who assumes the financial responsibilities of a sporting event (such as a boxing match) including contracting with the principals, renting the site, and collecting gate receipts

2 obsolete : prosecutor

3 : a substance that in very small amounts is able to increase the activity of a catalyst

4 : a binding site in a DNA chain at which RNA polymerase binds to initiate transcription of messenger RNA by one or more nearby structural genes

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Examples of promoter in a Sentence

a promoter of greater understanding and cooperation among churches

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Even the longtime initiative promoter is suggesting that his latest measure — a return to one of his old favorite subjects — might be his last stand. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "A station could be making firefighters sick, Sue Bird makes history and more rescues from the Thai cave | Monday Morning Brief, July 9," 9 July 2018 The concert promoter is No. 2 in the nation, trailing only giant Live Nation. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "Incuya Music Festival to reveal lineup Friday at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame press conference," 17 Apr. 2018 In Fort Myers, the promoters booked the 1,400-seat High Hat Club, where the $5.50 tickets quickly sold out. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Forced to Perform As Aretha Franklin," 2 July 2018 In Fort Myers, the promoters booked the 1,400-seat High Hat Club, where the $5.50 tickets quickly sold out. Jeff Maysh, Smithsonian, "The Counterfeit Queen of Soul," 28 June 2018 The meetings were started by DJ and artist Brittney Scott, along with friends Adam Weiss, one of the promoters behind the nightlife series Ham on Everything, and Morgan Freed, a co-founder of the popular Echo Park dance series Emo Night. Jennifer Swann, latimes.com, "Rapper Sirah is leading a movement to better understand mental health in the music community," 21 June 2018 The promoter asked for his number and phoned a week later, and that’s how Ranallo became a professional broadcaster, going to work at BCTV for a wrestling show that aired nationwide for the next three years. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "Mauro Ranallo Aims to Reach an Important Audience With Documentary on His Bipolar Disorder," 18 May 2018 The promoters are extending that knowledge by launching another two-day concert in Wine Country under the BottleRock Presents umbrella called the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 22-23 at B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, "BottleRock Napa Valley festival ready to defy expectations with Bruno Mars and more," 17 May 2018 In defending their technology, the self-driving promoters always resort to the same set of facts. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "For a Much-Needed Win, Self-Driving Cars Should Aim Lower," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of promoter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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promoter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of promoter

: a person or organization that organizes or provides money for a sports event, a musical performance, etc.

: a person or organization that helps something to happen, develop, or increase

promoter

noun
pro·​mot·​er | \-ˈmōt-ər \

Medical Definition of promoter 

1 : a substance that in very small amounts is able to increase the activity of a catalyst

2 : a binding site in a DNA chain at which RNA polymerase binds to initiate transcription of messenger RNA by one or more nearby structural genes

3 : a chemical believed to promote carcinogenicity or mutagenicity

promoter

noun
pro·​mot·​er

Legal Definition of promoter 

: one who alone or with others actively participates in the formation of a business or venture promoters owe a fiduciary duty to the corporation they are promoting— R. C. Clark

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