One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she's been promoted—she's head of her department now’
advance, upgrade, give promotion to, give a higher position to, elevate, move up, raise, improve the position of, improve the status of, aggrandize
informal kick upstairs
2‘an organization promoting racial equality’
encourage, further, advance, assist, aid, help, contribute to, foster, nurture, develop, boost, stimulate, forward
advocate, recommend, urge, support, back, endorse, champion, speak for, proselytize, sponsor, espouse, push for, work for
3‘she went over to America to promote her new book’
advertise, publicize, give publicity to, bang the drum for, beat the drum for, popularize, sell, market, merchandise
informal push, plug, give a plug to, hype, hype up, give a puff to, puff, puff up, boost, flog
North American informal ballyhoo, flack, huckster
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