promoter

noun
pro·​mot·​er | \ prə-ˈmō-tər How to pronounce promoter (audio) \

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

Examples of promoter in a Sentence

a promoter of greater understanding and cooperation among churches
Recent Examples on the Web His promoter compared him to Carlos Monzon, one of the greatest middleweights of all-time. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Dec. 2021 Representatives for the festival’s venue, Michigan International Speedway, and its promoter, Live Nation, did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone‘s requests for comment. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 18 Nov. 2021 Roman Reigns took most of this match, and afterward Paul Heyman channeled his inner ECW promoter by demanding that Roman Reigns take it to the extreme. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 USA Today reported the feat was accomplished through careful long-range planning that Brooks credits to his longtime tour promoter, Ben Farrell. Cindy Watts, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2021 Cindy Agi has joined Live Nation's concerts team as their newest global tour promoter, the company announced Tuesday (July 27). Dave Brooks, Billboard, 27 July 2021 As Davis sat on his stool before the 10th round, his promoter, Floyd Mayweather, yelled to him from outside the ring. Matt Winkeljohn, baltimoresun.com, 27 June 2021 But several entities of entertainment company Live Nation and ScoreMore, the concert promoter, have denied the allegations, according to court documents filed by the companies' attorneys. Rosa Flores And Mallika Kallingal, CNN, 16 Dec. 2021 Live Nation, the largest promoter in the world, owns a controlling stake in Frank Productions, which continues to run as an independent company. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of promoter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2022

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“Promoter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/promoter. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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 How to pronounce promoter (audio) \

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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