Promote vs Dignify - What's the difference?

promote | dignify | Synonyms |

Promote is a synonym of dignify.

As verbs the difference between promote and dignify

is that promote is to raise (someone) to a more important, responsible, or remunerative job or rank while dignify is to invest with dignity or honour.




  • To raise (someone) to a more important, responsible, or remunerative job or rank.
  • He promoted his clerk to office manager.
    Having crossed the chessboard, his pawn was promoted to a queen.
  • To advocate or urge on behalf of (something or someone); to attempt to popularize or sell by means of advertising or publicity.
  • They promoted the abolition of daylight saving time.
    They promoted the new film with giant billboards.
  • To encourage, urge or incite
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=5 , so that finding myself on the point of going, and loath to leave the tender partner of my joys behind me, I employed all the forwarding motions and arts my experience suggested to me, to promote his keeping me company to our journey's end}}
  • To elevate to the above league.
  • At the end of the season, three teams are promoted to the Premier League.
  • (label) To increase the activity of a catalyst by changing its surface structure
  • (label) To exchange a pawn for a queen or other piece when it reaches the 8th rank
  • Antonyms

    * (raise rank) demote * (advocate or urge on behalf of) denigrate, oppose


    * * English transitive verbs ----




  • to invest with dignity or honour
  • to give distinction to
  • to exalt in rank
  • to honor.
  • Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.


    * exalt * elevate * prefer * advance * honor * illustrate * adorn * ennoble