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promote

verb

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 advance, elevate, raise, upgrade Related Words 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 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 abase, degrade, demote, downgrade, lower, reduce

  2. 2 to help the growth or development of a campaign promoting good dental hygiene Synonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, nurture, fosterRelated Words 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 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 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 crop, cultivate, culture, dress, grow, raise, rear, tendRelated Words breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sproutNear Antonyms 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 ballyhoo, hype, pitch, plug, publicize, talk up, toutRelated Words 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


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