promote

promote
[[t]prəmo͟ʊt[/t]]
♦♦
promotes, promoting, promoted
1) VERB If people promote something, they help or encourage it to happen, increase, or spread.

[V n] You don't have to sacrifice environmental protection to promote economic growth...

[V n] In many ways, our society actively promotes alcoholism.

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promotion N-UNCOUNT with supp, usu N of n

The government has pledged to give the promotion of democracy higher priority.

...disease prevention and health promotion.

2) VERB If a firm promotes a product, it tries to increase the sales or popularity of that product.

[V n] Paul Weller has announced a full British tour to promote his second solo album.

[be V-ed as n] ...a special St Lucia week where the island could be promoted as a tourist destination.

3) VERB: usu passive If someone is promoted, they are given a more important job or rank in the organization that they work for.

[be V-ed from/to n] I was promoted to editor and then editorial director...

[be V-ed] In fact, those people have been promoted.

4) VERB: usu passive If a team that competes in a league is promoted, it starts competing in a higher division in the next season because it was one of the most successful teams in the lower division. [BRIT]
See also promote

[be V-ed to n] Woodford Green won the Second Division title and are promoted to the First Division. [Also be V-ed]

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Derived words:
promotion N-UNCOUNT

Fans of Leeds United football club have been celebrating their team's promotion to the first division.


English dictionary. 2008.

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