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Etymology

from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] promotus, past participle of promovere ("to move forward")

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to promote

Third person singular
promot

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to promote (third-person singular simple present promot, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To raise someone to a more important, responsible or better paid job or rank
    He promoted his chief clerk to a position on the board.
  2. (transitive) To advocate or urge the adoption of something
    They promoted the abolition of daylight saving time.
  3. (transitive) To attempt to popularize or sell a product by advertising or publicity
    They promoted the new film with giant billboards.

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