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  1. [verb] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
    Synonyms: advance, boost, further, encourage

  2. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate

  3. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: advertise, advertize, push

  4. [verb] be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

  5. [verb] 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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