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promote someone (from something) (to something)

to raise someone's rank from something to something. They promoted her from teller to vice president. Carl promoted his daughter to supervisor.
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To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
Good sleep they sought for themselves, and poppy-head virtues to promote it!
He told the worthy Mrs Chivery, after turning these things over in his mind--he did that, indeed, while she was yet speaking--that he might be relied upon to do his utmost at all times to promote the happiness of Miss Dorrit, and to further the wishes of her heart if it were in his power to do so, and if he could discover what they were.
Presently, there is a lack of large-scale studies that rely on objective measures over self-reporting, which is less reliable and may fall prey to widely-held beliefs that exercise promotes sleep.
Increased intra-regional trade not only promotes economic growth and development, it also enhances the political stability of the region through fostering interdependence.
There is evidence that economic freedom - the result of free trade and other economic reforms - not only promotes economic growth, but also leads to greater political freedom.
Particularly within the realm of body image, schools should develop an environment of acceptance and safety that promotes personal health and strength, so that all students are given the most optimal chance to succeed.
Morgan&Myers promotes Laurie Redman-Steen and Michelle Wood from senior associates to counselors.
The International Camping Fellowship, which began in 1987 and has included representatives from the USA, South America, Japan, Australia, Europe, Africa, and Canada, promotes better camping for all people worldwide, attempting to bring the current one-world approach in business, finance, and the arts to the field of organized camping.
The cultural event promotes recognition of disadvantaged groups without threatening the fundamental American values of individualism and meritocracy.
It promotes values and ideals that we want to promote for our students,'' Barcelona said.
Kent Feeds promotes David Garber to district sales manager for southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois.
Through decisions made by its political bodies and programs carried out by its General Secretariat, OAS promotes greater inter-American cooperation and understanding.
promotes Brian Boesche to executive creative director, Dave Hansen to managing director of the Lincoln office and Wes Neuhaus to managing director of the Omaha office.
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