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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to raise in rank)
a. to promote
Me acaban de promover a gerente de ventas.They just promoted me to sales manager.
2. (to encourage)
a. to promote
Esa maestra promueve la lectura en su salón de clases.That teacher promotes reading in her classroom.
b. to cause
El movimiento promovió la separación entre la iglesia y el estado.The movement caused a separation between church and state.
c. to provoke (conflict)
La sentencia del tribunal promovió una pelea entre la policía y los manifestantes.The court's ruling provoked a fight between the police and the demonstrators.
3. (legal)
a. to bring
Contrató a un abogado a promover su querella a corte.She hired a lawyer to bring her dispute to court.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (iniciar)
a. to initiate, to bring about
2. (impulsar)
a. to promote
3. (ocasionar)
a. to cause
4. (ascender)
promover a alguien ato promote somebody to
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transitive verb
1 (impulsar) [+proceso, plan, intereses, desarrollo] to promote; [+ley] to sponsor; [+debate, conflicto] to provoke
normas destinadas a promover el libre comercio regulations aimed at promoting free trade; promover un pleito to bring an action; file a suit
2 (provocar) to cause
su discurso promovió un enorme alboroto en la sala his speech caused a tremendous uproar in the hall
3 (ascender) [+persona, equipo] to promote;a to;
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