Hypertext Webster Gateway: "promote"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Promote \Pro*mote"\, v. i.
To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform
against a person. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Promote \Pro*mote"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Promoted}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Promoting}.] [L. promotus, p. p. of promovere to move
forward, to promote; pro forward + movere to move. See
1. To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or prosperity of
(any process or thing that is in course); to forward; to
further; to encourage; to advance; to excite; as, to
promote learning; to promote disorder; to promote a
business venture. ``Born to promote all truth.'' --Milton.

2. To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise;
to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer.

I will promote thee unto very great honor. --Num.
xxii. 17.

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee. --Prov. iv.

Syn: To forward; advance; further; patronize; help; exalt;
prefer; elevate; dignify.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the
use of computers in the classroom" [syn: {advance}, {boost},
{further}, {encourage}]
2: give a promotion to; "raise in rank"; assign to a higher
position [syn: {upgrade}, {advance}, {kick upstairs}, {raise},
{elevate}] [ant: {demote}]
3: make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman
is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The
company is heavily advertizing their new laptops" [syn: {advertise},
{advertize}, {push}]

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