[v] 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"
[v] board games: change a chess pawn for a king by advancing it to the eighth row, or change a checker piece for a more valuable piece by moving it the row closest to your opponent
[v] board games: be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
[v] 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"
[v] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
advance, advertise, advertize, boost, elevate, encourage, further, kick upstairs, push, raise, upgrade