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PROMO'TE, verb transitive [Latin promotus, promoveo, to move forward; pro and moveo, to move.]

1. To forward; to advance; to contribute to the growth, enlargement or excellence of any thing valuable, or to the increase of any thing evil; as, to promote learning, knowledge, virtue or religion; to promote the interest of commerce or agriculture; to promote the arts; to promote civilization or refinement; to promote the propagation of the gospel; to promote vice and disorder.

2. To excite; as, to promote mutiny.

3. To exalt; to elevate; to raise; to prefer in rank or honor.

I will promote thee to very great honors. Numbers 22:17.

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee. Proverbs 4:8.