- 1promote something to help something to happen or develop synonym encourage policies to promote economic growth a campaign to promote awareness of environmental issues
- 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[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
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NAmE//prəˈmoʊt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they promote
he / she / it promotes
past simple promoted
-ing form promoting