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Antonyms for promote
prəˈmoʊt

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Wiktionary

  1. promoteverb

    To advocate or urge on behalf of (something or someone); to attempt to popularize or sell by means of advertising or publicity.

    Antonyms:
    oppose, denigrate

  2. promoteverb

    Antonyms:
    demote

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. promote

    To promote (Latin pro, forward, and moveo, move) is to cause to move forward toward some desired end or to raise to some higher position, rank, or dignity. We promote a person by advancing, elevating, or exalting him to a higher position or dignity. A person promotes a scheme or an enterprise which others have projected or begun, and which he encourages, forwards, furthers, pushes, or urges on, especially when he acts as the agent of the prime movers and supporters of the enterprise. One who excites a quarrel originates it; to promote a quarrel is strictly to foment and urge it on, the one who promotes keeping himself in the background. Compare ABET; QUICKEN.

    See synonyms for ABASE; ALLAY.

    Synonyms:
    advance, aid, assist, elevate, encourage, exalt, excite, foment, forward, foster, further, help, prefer, push, push on, raise, urge forward, urge on

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. promote

    Antonyms:
    discourage, repress, hinder, check, allay, depress, degrade, dishonor

    Synonyms:
    aid, further, advance, excite, exalt, raise, elevate, prefer

Princeton's WordNet

  1. promote, advance, boost, further, encourageverb

    contribute to the progress or growth of

    "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

    Antonyms:
    kick downstairs, bump, relegate, demote, break

    Synonyms:
    throw out, supercharge, bring forward, come along, pass on, get along, win, elevate, kick upstairs, progress, advertize, come on, make headway, advance, upgrade, encourage, hike, hike up, gain, pull ahead, foster, boost, go on, gain ground, raise, advertise, move on, get on, shape up, further, push, set ahead, march on, get ahead

  2. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevateverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    break, relegate, bump, demote, kick downstairs

    Synonyms:
    throw out, kindle, supercharge, erect, arouse, put forward, leaven, bring forward, come along, pass on, provoke, get along, win, parent, elevate, kick upstairs, recruit, upraise, progress, advertize, come on, stir, make headway, call down, advance, conjure, lift, elicit, upgrade, farm, encourage, further, gain, bring up, pull ahead, set up, conjure up, nurture, resurrect, levy, prove, boost, go on, gain ground, invoke, raise, advertise, move on, get on, get up, produce, call forth, put up, grow, shape up, fire, evoke, rear, push, set ahead, march on, enhance, enkindle, get ahead, heighten

  3. advertise, advertize, promote, pushverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    demote, relegate, break, bump, kick downstairs

    Synonyms:
    publicise, tug, agitate, force, boost, crusade, drive, advertise, encourage, upgrade, campaign, elevate, further, labour, kick upstairs, advance, crowd, publicize, press, bear on, raise, advertize, push, fight, labor

  4. promoteverb

    be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

    Antonyms:
    break, relegate, demote, bump, kick downstairs

    Synonyms:
    push, advance, advertise, upgrade, raise, elevate, advertize, boost, kick upstairs, further, encourage

  5. promoteverb

    change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent

    Antonyms:
    demote, kick downstairs, relegate, break, bump

    Synonyms:
    push, advance, advertise, upgrade, raise, elevate, advertize, boost, kick upstairs, further, encourage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. promoteverb

    Synonyms:
    advance, forward, exalt, elevate, raise, aggrandize, brevet

How to use promote in a sentence?

  1. Caitlin Carroll:

    Patient safety must be our top priority, and our public policies should reinforce -- not undermine -- that commitment, it is highly irresponsible for Vermont legislators to promote an importation scheme that would create more avenues for counterfeit drugs to enter the country in the middle of an unprecedented opioid crisis.

  2. Minister Chen Jining:

    Overall, we will need a long period of time to adjust our energy structure, so we need to positively promote clean energy ... and at the same time promote the clean use of coal.

  3. Shin Bet:

    The investigation uncovered that the suspects met secretly to discuss and promote Islamic State's ideology, the hard core among the activists are employed at schools in the Negev. Some took advantage of their position and attempted to plead the case for ISIS among pupils and teachers on school premises.

  4. John Gore:

    I do not think we need to tell men `if you don’t use it, you lose it,’ if lower ejaculation frequency prompts a man to schedule a visit with a primary care provider or specialist, and that visit serves to examine and promote preventive care and wellness, then that would be a successful application of the results of this study.

  5. Pastor Greg:

    To those who continue to perpetrate these crimes : New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker undermine the safety of our residents and yourselves. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker continue to promote fear for our safety in our everyday lives. We, as a community, will not stand for this and we will be relentless in efforts to provide justice for all of the victims, their families and loved ones. Addressing and eradicating gun violence takes serious action both in the short-term and the long-term — and the City of New Haven is committed to that.

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