Promote Synonyms and Antonyms

prə-mōt'

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Synonyms for Promote

To force (one's way):
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To put forward; propose or suggest:
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(Intransitive) To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.
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(Obs.) To challenge to a fight
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To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
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(American) Alternative spelling of publicise.
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To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance:
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To seek to develop familiarity with; give one's attention to; pursue
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To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
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One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
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To be of service or use; function:
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(Archaic) To put before someone else in rank, office, etc.; promote; advance
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To accumulate, to pile up, to increase in stages.
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Nourish is defined as to feed or develop.
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To improve electronically the quality or clarity of (a photograph or other image) as by means of a computer
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In the prescribed direction or sequence for normal use:
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To give support to; foster:
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The definition of aid means to provide help or to provide some item or advice that will make something easier or that will solve a problem.
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(Archaic) To support, countenance, maintain, uphold, or aid any good cause, opinion, or action; to maintain. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
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(Chess) To place one's pieces actively.
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To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
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To be kind or helpful to, but in a haughty or snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior
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To spread (a doctrine or theory) by propaganda
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To provide public information about (a product, service etc.) in order to attract public awareness and increase sales. [from 19th c.]
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(Now Rare) To use profitably or to good advantage
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To bolster is to uplift.
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(Figuratively, by extension) To encourage, especially the growth or development of something.
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Subsidize is to pay part of the costs of producing or doing something.
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To indicate formally one's approval or support of (a motion, nomination, etc.) as a necessary preliminary to discussion of or a vote on it
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To become a friend of, to make friends with.
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To be or to provide a benefit to.
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To further
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To be useful or helpful to (a purpose, cause, etc.); serve; promote; aid
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To promote a particular viewpoint.
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To further
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To further
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(Informal) To move or work doggedly and persistently:
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To spy out or otherwise get information on (racehorses)
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To stimulate or excite. Often used with up :
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To collect.
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To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
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Graduate means to mark a container with lines showing amounts of a liquid or solid.
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To put something higher or further.
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To exalt is defined as to praise the virtues of someone or to raise that person into a position of greater authority or power.
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To make great; to enlarge; to increase.
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To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
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To be indulgent or too indulgent toward; be partial to; prefer unfairly
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To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
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To proceed from a lower to a higher level or degree, as in rank, pitch, etc.
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To a greater extent or degree:
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To make noble:
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To advance in rank
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To increase:
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To promote by brevet.
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Endorse is defined as to give your approval to someone or something or to authorize the payment of a document by signing with one's signature.
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To act as a sponsor for.
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To change from one form or medium to another.
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(Cycling, intransitive) To increase speed aggressively and without warning.
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To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food.
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To nurse; cherish:
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(Archaic) To beg for; implore:
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To cause to be liked by many people
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To talk louder.
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To deliver in a certain tone or style, or with a certain audience in mind.
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(Electricity) To increase the voltage of (a circuit).
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To puff is defined as to blow in short bouts of wind or air, or to fill with air.
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To promote to a more skilled job at higher pay
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(Idiomatic) To promote (an employee considered troublesome) to a position of lesser influence, but of apparently higher status.
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(Archaic) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion), to attend a theatrical performance.
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To support or help, as with money, endorsement, etc.
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Urge is defined as to force or push to stimulate someone to take action.
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Alternative spelling of advertise.
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Antonyms for Promote

To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject.
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To lower in pride; make modest or humble in mind
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To lower the rank or status of something.
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(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of an atom by adding electrons.
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To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
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To degrade is defined as to treat someone with disrespect, to lower someone's rank, to make something not as good, or to break down or deteriorate.
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To retard or obstruct the progress of.
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To hinder (progress, an activity, etc.); impede
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The definition of hurt is feeling physical pain, or to cause someone or something to experience physical pain or to cause harm.
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To force (someone) to experience, endure, or do something:
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To refuse or fail to pay (a check, draft, bill of exchange, etc.)
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(Intransitive) To become weaker.
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To deprive of strength; make feeble.
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Words Related to Promote

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to convert (a pawn that has crossed the board and reached the end row) to a more powerful piece
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To cause to rise:
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(Obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge. [13th-17th c.]
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Synonym Study

  • Further emphasizes assistance in bringing a desired goal closer to further a cause
  • Forward emphasizes the idea of action as an impetus concessions were made to forward the pact
  • Advance implies assistance in hastening the course of anything or in moving toward an objective to advance a project
  • To promote is to help in the establishment, development, or success of something to promote good will
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