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We will then talk over your plans, for I suppose you have some, and I will do what I can to promote them.

A thorough examination should be regularly made, and I will promote it.

What must we think of any one of it, who would not promote the good of the whole?

I certainly did do all in my power to promote Mr. Templeton's interests.

They were well built and reliable, so that the trade was pleased to stock and promote them.

And if it did promote perspiration, one can well believe that it might be curative.

They go from market to market, to promote business, as they say.

I was told that it had pleased my superiors to promote me to the rank of a lance-corporal.

They need not be told, I think, that its design is to promote their benefit.

To promote their happiness is not his first object, but to elevate their moral nature.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to advance (someone) to a higher grade or office," from Old French promoter and directly from Latin promotus, past participle of promovere "move forward, advance; cause to advance, push onward; bring to light, reveal," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + movere "to move" (see move (v.)). General sense of "to further the growth or progress of (anything)" is from 1510s. Related: Promoted; promoting.

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