pro·​mo·​tive prə-ˈmō-tiv How to pronounce promotive (audio)
: tending or serving to promote
measures promotive of good health
promotiveness noun

Examples of promotive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only do leaders prefer promotive voice (i.e., positive suggestions) far more than the prohibitive type (i.e., feedback that highlights shortcomings), but their views of employees may vary depending on the voice contributions these latter ones make. Caterina Bulgarella, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Despite senior leaders’ expectations, failure to use promotive input in the context of a dialogue about equality and inclusion may not be authority-defying but reflect the dynamics of the change at stake. Caterina Bulgarella, Forbes, 24 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1523, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of promotive was in 1523

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“Promotive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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