Antonyms of verb promote

1 of 5 senses of promote

Sense 2
promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate -- (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work")
       Antonym of demote (Sense 1)
      => demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs -- (assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb promote

5 senses of promote

Sense 1
promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 2
promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate -- (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work")
       => delegate, designate, depute, assign -- (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Sense 3
advertise, advertize, promote, push -- (make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops")
       => praise -- (express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance")

Sense 4
promote -- (be changed for a superior chess or checker piece)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 5
promote -- (change a pawn for a better piece by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it to the row closest to your opponent)
       => play -- (use or move; "I had to play my queen")

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