promote

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Promote is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

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  • Hyphenation: pro‧mote

Verb[change]

Plain form
promote

Third-person singular
promotes

Past tense
promoted

Past participle
promoted

Present participle
promoting

  1. (transitive) If you promote someone or something, you help it to get bigger, higher, or more popular.
    The environment provided by the school promotes the reading development of all students.
    Remember too that sleepiness is promoted by a warm, quiet environment.
    She became assistant manager and was then promoted to general manager within two years.
    She's on tour promoting sales of her new book.

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