Synonyms and Antonyms of promote

  1. 1 to move higher in rank or position the navy promoted her to captain for her record of outstanding performance Synonyms of promote advance, elevate, raise, upgrade Words Related to promote forward, further; aggrandize, boost, heighten, improve, lift, uplift; commission, ennoble, knight; acclaim, applaud, celebrate, cite, commend, compliment, congratulate, decorate; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hail, honor, laud, praise, salute Phrases kick upstairs Near Antonyms of promote depose, dethrone, dismiss, expel, impeach, oust, overthrow, remove, unmake, unseat; demean, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, mortify, shame, take down; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobate Antonyms of promote abase, degrade, demote, downgrade, lower, reduce

  2. 2 to help the growth or development of a campaign promoting good dental hygiene Synonyms of promote advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, nurture, fosterWords Related to promote advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, uphold; endow, finance, fund, patronize, stake, subsidize, underwrite; abet, aid, assist; advertise, boost, plug, publicize, tout; agitate (for), campaign (for), work (for)Near Antonyms of promote ban, bar, enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prevent, prohibit, proscribe; battle, combat, contend (with), counter, fight, oppose; repress, snuff (out), squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, halt, retard; encumber, fetter, hobble, impede, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackleAntonyms of promote discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit

  3. 3 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care spends all her time now promoting her new business Synonyms of promote crop, cultivate, culture, dress, grow, raise, rear, tendWords Related to promote breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sproutNear Antonyms of promote kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow

  4. 4 to provide publicity for promoting a new line of toys based on the popular movie Synonyms of promote ballyhoo, hype, pitch, plug, publicize, talk up, toutWords Related to promote advertise, bark, merchandise (also merchandize), sell; push; acclaim, hail, laud, praise; endorse (also indorse), plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for); recommend, review; announce, broadcast, publish

Synonym Discussion of promote

advance, promote, forward, further mean to help (someone or something) to move ahead. advance stresses effective assisting in hastening a process or bringing about a desired end.
    • advance the cause of peace
promote suggests an encouraging or fostering and may denote an increase in status or rank.
    • a campaign to promote better health
forward implies an impetus forcing something ahead.
    • a wage increase would forward productivity
further suggests a removing of obstacles in the way of a desired advance.
    • used the marriage to further his career

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