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promote

 
Verb promote has 5 senses
  1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
    --1 is one way to support, back up
    Derived forms: noun promotion3, noun promotion4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "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"
    --2 is one way to delegate, designate, depute, assign
    Antonyms: demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs
    Derived form: noun promotion2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. advertise, advertize, promote, push - 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"
    --3 is one way to praise
    Derived forms: noun promoter1, noun promotion1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue promote the movie
  4. promote - be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
    --4 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. promote - change a pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it the row closest to your opponent
    --5 is one way to
    play
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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