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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·mote /prəˈmot/
 (vt.)促進;提昇;發起,創立;宣傳,推銷

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pro·mote /prəˈmot/ 及物動詞
 促進,助長,加速

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·mote v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Promoting.]
 1. To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or prosperity of (any process or thing that is in course); to forward; to further; to encourage; to advance; to excite; as, to promote learning; to promote disorder; to promote a business venture. “Born to promote all truth.”
 2. To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer.
    I will promote thee unto very great honor.   --Num. xxii. 17.
    Exalt her, and she shall promote thee.   --Prov. iv. 18.
 Syn: -- To forward; advance; further; patronize; help; exalt; prefer; elevate; dignify.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·mote, v. i. To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 promote
      v 1: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the
           use of computers in the classroom" [syn: advance, boost,
            further, encourage]
      2: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John
         was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women
         tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got
         promoted after many years of hard work" [syn: upgrade, advance,
          kick upstairs, raise, elevate] [ant: demote]
      3: make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman
         is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The
         company is heavily advertizing their new laptops" [syn: advertise,
          advertize, push]
      4: be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
      5: change a pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row,
         or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by
         moving it the row closest to your opponent