1. To swindle by high pressure means; to give, or use the promote. 2. To raise money through persuasion and guile; to procure anything without payment, merely on the strength of words and persuasion.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Pro*mote" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Promoting.] [L. promotus, p. p. of promovere to move forward, to promote; pro forward + movere to move. See Move.]

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."

Milton.

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.

 

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Pro*mote", v. i.

To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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