/prəˈməʊt/ US /-ˈmoʊt/
verb [T often passive]
1. to raise someone to a higher or more important position or rank:
If I’m not promoted within the next two years, I’m going to change jobs.
2. If a student is promoted, they go up to the next higher grade (= level in school).
3. to encourage the popularity, sale, development or existence of something:
Advertising companies are always having to think up new ways to promote products.