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promotion

noun uk   /prəˈməʊ.ʃən/ us    /-ˈmoʊ-/

promotion noun (ENCOURAGE)

B2 [C or U] activities to advertise something: a sales promotion There was a promotion in the supermarket and they were giving away free glasses of wine. Obviously as sales manager he'll be very involved in the promotion and marketing of the product.C1 [U] the act of encouraging something to happen or develop: the promotion of a healthy lifestyle
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promotion noun (RAISE)

B2 [C or U] the act of raising someone to a higher or more important position or rank: Did Steve get/Was Steve given the promotion he wanted? The job offers excellent promotion prospects. [U, C or U] If a sports team wins promotion, it moves to a higher division at the end of the season: River Plate's win last night has considerably increased their chances of promotion this season.
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