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English verb: promote

1. promote (social) contribute to the progress or growth of

SamplesI am promoting the use of computers in the classroom.

Synonymsadvance, boost, encourage, further

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)back up, support

Narrower (hyponym)carry, conduce, connive at, contribute, feed, foster, further, help, lead, spur, wink at

2. promote (social) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

SamplesJohn was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired.
Women tend not to advance in the major law firms.
I got promoted after many years of hard work.

Synonymsadvance, elevate, kick upstairs, raise, upgrade

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

Narrower (hyponym)brevet, bring up, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, gentle, prefer, spot promote, tenure

Antonymsdemote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break

3. promote (communication) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

SamplesThe salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model.
The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops.

ExamplesSam and Sue promote the movie

Synonymsadvertise, advertize, push

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)praise

Narrower (hyponym)agitate, bill, campaign, crusade, fight, plug, press, propagandise, propagandize, push

Verb groupagitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press, push

4. promote (competition) be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)queen

Verb grouppromote

Domain categoryboard game

5. promote (competition) change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)play

Narrower (hyponym)queen

Verb grouppromote

Domain categorychess, chess game

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