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promote (one) to (something)

To elevate one in rank or position within a corporate or military hierarchy. Often used in passive constructions. They promoted her to General Manager after just over a year in her job as an editor. For his years of service, the President promoted the Colonel Wilks to Major General.
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promote (one) from (something) to (something else)

To elevate one from a particular rank or position within a corporate or military hierarchy to a higher one. Often used in passive constructions. They promoted her from Regional Manager to General Manager after just over a year in the position. For his years of service, the President promoted Wilks from Colonel to Major General.
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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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promote equitable access to community services through consistent eligibility criteria and uniform rules and procedures;
Well, they can't be because, just like I can't go in the ring and jab and throw left hooks and right crosses, they can't promote.
One of the most plausible scenarios in which exercise would promote sleep is through anxiety reduction.
TIFAs promote the establishment of legal protections for investors, improvements in intellectual property protection, more transparent and efficient customs procedures, and greater transparency in government and commercial regulations.
In addition to promoting long-term, sustainable growth within our own companies, we as business leaders also need to proactively promote economic development wherever we do business.
It is incumbent upon those who promote healthy body image in the school environment to consider their own attitudes and behaviors about body image.
If policymakers, activists, investors, and executives really want to address corporate responsibility, corporate governance reforms must be coupled with policies to promote global corporate social responsibility.
Milne never misses an opportunity to promote what she believes in.
Ironically, while Chinatown organizers sought to promote the compatibility of East and West through their events, white organizers cautioned Chinese Americans against over-assimilation.
The mission of National Association of Independent Living (NAIL) is to promote independent living for persons with severe disabilities.
To recruit volunteers, raise funds, promote awareness and attract members for this information centre.
regional and international strategy; promote stability in Northeast Asia, including on the Korean Peninsula; support the positive integration of China into regional and global institutions; strengthen regional institutions for managing political and economic challenges, including the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); and pursue regional growth and integration through free trade agreements (FTAs), Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs), market openings, and other economic liberalization measures, as well as through democratization and rule of law programs.
The president envisions greater trade between the nations in the troubled region as a way to promote economic prosperity, political reform and, eventually, peace.
There is a concerted effort to hire and promote female officers,'' said Officer Don Cox, spokesman for the LAPD.
First Line came up with the idea as a way to promote soybean use in Ontario," says Owen Roberts, director of research communication for the University of Guelph.