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Definition 1: make publicity for; try to sell (a product) - [verb of communication]

Samples where promote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for promote in the sense of this definition

(promote is a kind of ...) express approval of

"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

(... is a kind of promote ) spread by propaganda

(... is a kind of promote ) make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote

(... is a kind of promote ) advertise especially by posters or placards

"He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"

(promote has a similar meaning as ...) exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

"The liberal party pushed for reforms" "She is crusading for women's rights" "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

Definition 2: 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 - [verb of competition]

(promote is a kind of ...) use or move

"I had to play my queen"

(... is a kind of promote ) promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess

(promote has a similar meaning as ...) be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

(promote belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 3: be changed for a superior chess or checker piece - [verb of competition]

(promote is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of promote ) become a queen

"her pawn queened"

(promote has a similar meaning as ...) 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

(promote belongs to category ...) a game played on a specially designed board

Samples where promote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John 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

Synonyms for promote in the sense of this definition

(promote is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(... is a kind of promote ) give life-time employment to

"She was tenured after she published her book"

(... is a kind of promote ) promote from a lower position or rank

"This player was brought up to the major league"

(... is a kind of promote ) promote on the spot

"Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"

(... is a kind of promote ) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

(... is a kind of promote ) promote over another

"he favors his second daughter"

(... is a kind of promote ) promote somebody by brevet, in the military

Samples where promote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Synonyms for promote in the sense of this definition

(promote is a kind of ...) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

"She supported him during the illness" "Her children always backed her up"

(... is a kind of promote ) give one's silent approval to

(... is a kind of promote ) promote the growth of

"Foster our children's well-being and education"

(... is a kind of promote ) incite or stimulate

"The Academy was formed to spur research"

(... is a kind of promote ) contribute to the furtherance of

"This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"

(... is a kind of promote ) take further or advance

"carry a cause"

(... is a kind of promote ) support or promote

"His admiration fed her vanity"

(... is a kind of promote ) be conducive to

"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

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