KJV Dictionary Definition: promote


PROMO'TE, v.t. L. promotus, promoveo, to move forward; pro and moveo, to move.

1. To forward; to advance; to contribute to the growth, enlargement or excellence of any thing valuable, or to the increase of any thing evil; as, to promote learning, knowledge, virtue or religion; to promote the interest of commerce or agriculture; to promote the arts; to promote civilization or refinement; to promote the propagation of the gospel; to promote vice and disorder.

2. To excite; as, to promote mutiny.

3. To exalt; to elevate; to raise; to prefer in rank or honor.

I will promote thee to very great honors. Num.22.

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee. Prov.4.


PROMO'TED, pp. Advanced; exalted.


PROMO'TER, n. He or that which forwards, advances or promotes; an encourager; as a promoter of charity.

1. One that excites; as a promoter of sedition.

2. An informer; a make-bate.


PROMO'TING, ppr. Forwarding; advancing; exciting; exalting.



1. The act of promoting; advancement; encouragement; as the promotion of virtue or morals; the promotion of peace or of discord.

2. Exaltation in rank or honor; preferment.

My promotion will be thy destruction.

Promotion cometh neither from the east nor from the west, nor from the south. Ps.75.


PROMO'TIVE, a. Tending to advance or promote; tending to encourage.