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1 to move higher in rank or position
  • the navy promoted her to captain for her record of outstanding performance

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3 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
  • spends all her time now promoting her new business

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4 to provide publicity for
  • promoting a new line of toys based on the popular movie

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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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The first known use of promote was in the 14th century

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“Promote.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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