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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.