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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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