promotion

noun
pro·mo·tion | \prə-ˈmō-shən \

Definition of promotion 

1 : the act or fact of being raised in position or rank : preferment

2 : the act of furthering the growth or development of something especially : the furtherance of the acceptance and sale of merchandise through advertising, publicity, or discounting

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Other Words from promotion

promotional \prə-ˈmō-shnəl, prə-ˈmō-shə-nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of promotion in a Sentence

There was little chance for promotion within the company. She was given a well-deserved promotion. The company is offering a special promotion to increase sales. the promotion of better relations between neighboring countries
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Groups representing black and Hispanic employees sent Khosrowshahi a letter in recent weeks outlining the difficulties that minorities at Uber have had in the past year with promotions and raises, according to four people familiar with the letter. Mike Isaac, BostonGlobe.com, "At Uber, new questions arise about executive behavior," 14 July 2018 The chain has already lost relationships with some Major League Baseball teams, including the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals, who have suspended all promotions with the brand. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Papa John's name removed from Louisville stadium following n-word controversy," 14 July 2018 Add Build-a-Bear to the list of companies whose great idea for a promotion went horribly wrong. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Build-a-Bear blunder: Other company promotions that epically failed," 13 July 2018 As always, check to make sure your local franchise is taking part in the discounts and promotions. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Celebrate National French Fry day with what else, french fry deals," 13 July 2018 The company also launched a new promotion: The Count Your Candles offer for reward members lets kids pay their age for a $14 teddy bear during their birthday month. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Dear Doreen's Deals: Locked-up carts at Aldi keep prices low; what's tax-free for back to school," 13 July 2018 New consumer-price data suggest the promotion craze may be petering out. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "Cellphone Bills Go Up for First Time in Nearly Two Years," 13 July 2018 The turnout for Build-A-Bear Workshop’s national pay-your-age promotion ended up being more than the pricey stuffed animal retailer could bear yesterday, forcing the company to cut off long lines and close some stores for safety concerns. Oona Goodin-smith, Philly.com, "Families of Cosmo DiNardo murder victims speak out, Pa. to pay $2M to fight teacher shortage | Morning Newsletter," 13 July 2018 On top of that, a number of teams have cut individual promotions. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Diamondbacks to continue promotion with Papa John's, emphasizing ties to local owners," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of promotion

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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promotion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of promotion

: the act of moving someone to a higher or more important position or rank in an organization

: the act of moving a sports team to a higher position in a league

: something (such as advertising) that is done to make people aware of something and increase its sales or popularity

promotion

noun
pro·mo·tion | \prə-ˈmō-shən \

Kids Definition of promotion

1 : the act of moving up in position or rank She earned a promotion to captain.

2 : the act of helping something happen, develop, or increase promotion of business

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