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promote

verb [T]  us   /prəˈmoʊt/

promote verb [T] (ADVERTISE)

to advertise something in order to sell it: The new model cars are being heavily promoted on television.

promote verb [T] (ENCOURAGE)

to encourage or support something, or to help something become successful: A new campaign has been launched to promote safe driving.

promote verb [T] (ADVANCE)

to advance someone to a more important rank or position: She was promoted to division manager last year. A student who is promoted advances to the next grade (= level of schooling).
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