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Definition of promote verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they promote
    he / she / it promotes
    past simple promoted
    -ing form promoting
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  1. 1promote something to help something to happen or develop synonym encourage policies to promote economic growth a campaign to promote awareness of environmental issues
  2. 2to help sell a product, service, etc. or make it more popular by advertising it or offering it at a special price promote something The band has gone on tour to promote their new album. promote something as something The area is being promoted as a tourist destination.
  3. 3[often passive] to move someone to a higher rank or more senior job promote somebody She worked hard and was soon promoted. promote somebody (from something) (to something) He has been promoted to sergeant. opposite demote
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: promote