promote - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlepromoting
past tensepromoted
past participlepromoted
  1. 2
    [usually passive] to move someone to a job at a higher level

    A college course can help you find work or get promoted.

    promote someone to something:

    Steve Burrows was recently promoted to senior group manager.

    promote someone to a rank/post/position:

    In 1982 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

    1. a.
      to move a team to a higher level in their sport

      In 1980 they were promoted to the First Division.