tr.v. pro·mot·ed, pro·mot·ing, pro·motes
a. To raise to a more important or responsible job or rank.
b. To advance (a student) to the next higher grade.
2. To contribute to the progress or growth of; further. See Synonyms at advance.
3. To urge the adoption of; advocate: promote a constitutional amendment.
4. To attempt to sell or popularize by advertising or publicity: commercials promoting a new product.
5. To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing: promote a Broadway show.
[Middle English promoten, from Old French promoter, from Latin prōmovēre, prōmōt- : prō-, forward; see PRO-1 + movēre, to move; see meuə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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