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Dictionary definition for: Promote

1. (v) contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

2. (v) 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"

3. (v) 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"

4. (v) be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

5. (v) 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

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