promotion

noun
pro·​mo·​tion | \ prə-ˈmō-shən How to pronounce promotion (audio) \

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 How to pronounce promotional (audio) , 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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Maezawa said his promotion on Twitter was a show of gratitude after Zozotown sold 10 billion yen worth of merchandise during its New Year’s sale. Hamza Shaban, The Seattle Times, "Japanese billionaire takes over top spot on Twitter after he offers prize money for retweets," 7 Jan. 2019 The leak centers on Sony's recent My PS4 Life promotion, which lets users generate a personalized statistics video for their PSN Gamertag. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Sony inadvertently leaks player counts for PS4 titles," 17 Dec. 2018 The collection has received tons of positive feedback, due to both the availability straight and plus sizes, but also their promotion and e-commerce photos that feature both models side-by-side. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Launches an Under $100 Collection with PrettyLittleThing," 7 Nov. 2018 The pair met five years ago when Ghanbari, a Navy Reserve officer, asked Barger to officiate his promotion to lieutenant. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "World War II veteran, 96, receives college degree more than 60 years after his last class, report says," 2 Oct. 2018 Customers who learned that Build-a-Bear killed its Pay Your Age promotion Thursday after the bargain event caused chaos at stores are being offered a $15 voucher. Sonja Haller, ajc, "How to get your $15 voucher after the failed Pay Your Age event at Build-a-Bear," 13 July 2018 The Diamondbacks are continuing their promotion with Papa John's for the time being. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Diamondbacks to continue promotion with Papa John's, emphasizing ties to local owners," 13 July 2018 Major League Baseball also suspended its promotion with the pizza chain that allowed for 40 percent off pizza after any grand slam in baseball. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins suspend relationship with Papa John's after founder's racial slur," 12 July 2018 Major League Baseball then pulled its Papa Slam promotion with the pizza company, and shortly afterwards Schnatter, who had already issued an apology, fell on his sword. David Meyer, Fortune, "Papa John's Chair John Schnatter Resigns After Using the N-Word," 12 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
British : 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 How to pronounce promotion (audio) \

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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