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English definition of “promote”

promote

verb (RAISE)    /prəˈməʊt/ US  /-ˈmoʊt/
B1 [T often passive] to raise someone to a higher or more important position or rank : If I'm not promoted within the next two years , I'm going to change jobs . She's just been promoted to senior sales rep . If Coventry City win this match , they'll be promoted to the Premier League . → Opposite demotePromoting, demoting and transferring staff [T often passive] US If a student is promoted, he or she goes up to the next level in school .Schools in general
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