1 help, further, encourage, assist, advance, support, forward, back, sanction, abet, aid, boost, foster, patronize, nurture, develop, inspirit, strengthen, stimulate, inspire:
Their continual bickering did little to promote domestic harmony. The sale of portable appliances has done much to promote the battery business
2 advance, move up, raise, upgrade, elevate, exalt, Colloq kick upstairs:
He is to be promoted to floor manager next month.
3 recommend, endorse, sponsor, support, espouse, commend, advocate, advance, champion, talk up, speak for, side with, present, call attention to:
She is promoting the cause of ecology in her campaign.
4 advertise, publicize, push, sell, Colloq beat the drum for, plug, Slang hype, Chiefly US ballyhoo:
They are promoting the new chewing-gum by giving out free samples in Trafalgar Square.
1 encourage sth
The idea of equal opportunities was strongly promoted by many Labour MPs.
| actively, directly | indirectly | deliberately, intentionally
They claimed that the authorities had deliberately promoted and condoned the violence.
VERB + PROMOTE
aim to, seek to, try to | help (to)
Basketball stars from the United States have helped promote the sport in Italy and Spain.
| be designed to
measures designed to promote economic growth
| be likely to | serve to, tend to
Bonus payments to staff serve to promote commitment to the company.
Young people's awareness of agricultural issues is promoted through publicity material.
be aimed at promoting sth, be widely promoted, a campaign/scheme to promote sth, efforts/measures to promote sth
2 advertise sth
The new products have been very heavily promoted.
The town is now being promoted as a holiday destination.
The company's products have been promoted mainly through advertising in newspapers.
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