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 for promotion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  promotion \pro*mo"tion\ (pr[-o]*m[=o]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. promotio:
     cf. F. promotion.]
     The act of promoting, advancing, or encouraging; the act of
     exalting in rank or honor; also, the condition of being
     advanced, encouraged, or exalted in honor; preferment.
     [1913 Webster]
           Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the
           west, nor from the south.                --Ps. lxxv. 6.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea
           or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
           [syn: promotion, publicity, promotional material,
      2: act of raising in rank or position [ant: demotion]
      3: encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of
         something [syn: promotion, furtherance, advancement]
      4: the advancement of some enterprise; "his experience in
         marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career" [syn:
         forwarding, furtherance, promotion]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  157 Moby Thesaurus words for "promotion":
     Great Leap Forward, abetting, acknowledgment, advance, advancement,
     advancing, advertisement, advertising, advocacy, advocating,
     affiche, aiding, amelioration, amendment, appreciation, ascent,
     assisting, backing, ballyhoo, bettering, betterment, bill,
     billboard, blurb, boost, boosting, broadside, brochure, bruiting,
     buildup, career, championing, circular, commendation,
     consumer preference study, consumer research, consumer survey,
     course, cultivation, developing, development, direct-mail selling,
     drumbeating, elevation, encouragement, enhancement, enrichment,
     espousal, eugenics, euthenics, exaltation, expediting, expedition,
     facilitation, fanfare, flack, flier, flyer, forward motion,
     forwardal, forwarding, fostering, furtherance, furthering,
     go-ahead, good word, hand-out, handbill, hard sell, hawking,
     headway, helping, helping along, high-pressure salesmanship,
     hoarding, honorable mention, huckstering, hype, improvement,
     improving, inspiration, inspiriting, jobbing, leaflet, lift,
     low-pressure salesmanship, mail-order selling, march,
     market research, marketing, marketing research, melioration, mend,
     mending, merchandising, nurturing, ongoing, onward course, passage,
     peddling, pickup, placard, plug, plugging, poster, preference,
     preferential treatment, preferment, presentation, press-agentry,
     progress, progression, progressiveness, promoting, propaganda,
     public relations, publicity, publicization, publicizing, puff,
     puffery, recognition, recommendation, recovery, restoration,
     retailing, revival, rise, rolling, rolling on, rushing,
     sales campaign, sales promotion, salesmanship, sanction,
     sanctioning, selling, sellout, soft sell, space, special treatment,
     speeding, stimulating, stimulation, strengthening, support, travel,
     upbeat, upgrade, upgrading, uplift, upping, upswing, uptrend,
     upward mobility, way, wholesaling

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