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Promote appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Won’t I move to morph to mate lots to let a moth promote vomit now?
  • "Eva, can one moth promote radio gas? No, easy as sex essays aeons ago!" I dare to morph to men on a cave.
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The word promote and its family (promoted, promoter, promoters, promotes, promoting, promotion, promotions) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb promote

What does promote mean as a doing word?

Promote is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: promoted | promoting | promotes

  1. contribute to the progress or growth of
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]We promoted the cause
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing]We promoted writing novels
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, possessive with -ing]We promoted their writing novels

      Promote Verbs (with the same syntax): advance, boost, emphasize, encourage, further, invite.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of promote: advance / boost / encourage / further
    • more generic terms: back up / support = give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    • more specific terms:
  2. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  3. make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
  4. be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
    • domain: board game
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
    • more specific word: queen = become a queen
  5. 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
    • domain: chess / chess game
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: play = use or move
    • more specific word: queen = promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess

Alternative definition of the verb promote


  1. [transitive] To raise (someone) to a more important, responsible, or remunerative job or rank.
  2. [transitive] To advocate or urge on behalf of (something or someone); to attempt to popularize or sell by means of advertising or publicity.

Specialised definition of the verb promote

Glossary of sports

to help something to take place, e.g. by advertising it (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Phrases with promote

  1. Promote to Glory
  2. to promote
  3. spot promote

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for promote

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Google previewThe Later Works, 1925-1953: 1927-1928 (2008)

by John Dewey, Jo Ann Boydston, David Sidorsky

to promote is the moral. A good deal is assumed in asserting that the centre of this moral need and cause is the fact of choice. The desire to dignify choice, to account for its significance in human affairs, to magnify that significance by making ...

Google previewBetween Peril and Promise (2011)

The Politics of International Law by J. Martin Rochester

the 1990s the “UN Decade of International Law,” urging that the decade “ should promote acceptance of and respect for the principles of international law; promote means and methods for the peaceful settlement of disputes between States, ...

Google previewQuizzing Canada (2000)

by Sandra Martin, Roger Hall

Unlike many of these initiatives, we do not offer prizes — or rather the reward we promote is that of information and entertainment. As before, our primary interest is to focus on Canada and the Canadian context. But now more than ever it ...

Google previewCommunicating Politics (2005)

Engaging the Public in Democratic Life by Mitchell S. McKinney

In addition to the inclusion of a communicative engagement perspective to the current civic engagement scholarly agenda, a second objective we wish to promote is the idea of the engaged scholar. As noted earlier in this chapter with our ...

Google previewPolitical Reason (2012)

Morality and the Public Sphere by A. Fives

Communitarians go on to argue that, as liberals wish to promote an autonomous way of life, what liberal politics does promote is a set of ends that is incompatiblewith communitarianends. Inaliberalpublic ...

Google previewAmerican Health Care (1988)

Realities, Rights, and Reforms by Charles J. Dougherty

Although the sense of social cohesion that a national health service would likely promote is an intangible that is most properly thought of as part of a community's quality of life, it can sometimes have graphic tangible effects. The British National ...

Google previewValues in Public Life (2007)

Aspects of Common Goods by Patrick Riordan

If one of the goods that we are trying to promote is that there should be as few dishonourings as possible, then shouldn't ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011)

by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, Jane E. Sloan

Encourage the participation of women in the development of professional guidelines and codes of conduct or other appropriate self-regulatory mechanisms to promote balanced and non-stereotyped portrayals of women by the media. 242.

Google previewA Dictionary of Globalization (2009)

by Jens-Uwe Wunderlich, Meera Warrier

There are realtensions between attempts to promote democracyand the increasingly global rather than local dynamics of capitalism. George Soros,for instance, has pointed out that international businesses often prefer to workin highly ordered ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2008)

as well as hydrological and other geophysical observations related to meteorology, and to promote the establishment...

to promote the establishment and maintenance of systems for the rapid exchange of weather information; * to promote ...

Google previewThe Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism (2017)

by James E. Crimmins

The argument then adds the premise that if the point and purpose of morality is to promote utility, then the correct moral theory is the one whose acceptance would best promote utility. From those premises, the argument draws the intermediate ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Obalan A trade name for phendimetrazine tartrate, used as a cerebral stimulant to promote transmission of nerve impulses. Obelin A luminescent protein obtained from the jellyfish Obelia geniculata. Obe-Nix A trade name for phentermine ...

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (2012)

by Sherry Torkos

A healthy diet is critical for effective burn treatment to replace vital nutrients, promote wound healing, and reduce the risk of infection and scars. Foods to include: - Drink plenty of water and electrolyte drinks to replace lost fluids. Caffeine-free ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

will promote the use of a consistent database for communicating nursing assessments, diagnoses, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Oklahoma (1999)

by Nancy Capace

of total state appropriations for the current fiscal year to promote economic development through grants or loans to individuals, companies, corporations or associations.

Google previewA Dictionary of the European Union (2013)

by David Phinnemore, Lee McGowan

many of which have since been replaced by new arrangements agreed as part of the European Union's efforts to promote a Euro Mediterranean partnership that includes the Middle East. The MILAN SUMMIT heldin ItalyinJune 1985proved ...

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Usage statistics about promote

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb promote:


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Quotes about promote

Comforts promote inactivity [physical].
Inactivity promotes heart attack.
Comforts promote activity [mental].
It in turn over long run brings heart attack.

Prosperity targets hearts [corporal].
Poverty touches hearts [mentally].
25.09.2009 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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