Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending to promote.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to promote, advance, or encourage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to advance, promote, or encourage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tending to promote

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective tending to further or encourage

Etymologies

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promote +‎ -ive

Examples

  • In the much esteemed book The International Art Markets: The Essential Guide for Collectors and Investors, compiled and edited by Goodwin and published in 2008 just before the global economic crisis, Goodwin noted that newly affluent art collectors saw in their own culture's art the iconography promotive of a new historical yet vital national identity and pride.

    G. Roger Denson: China Takes Top Spot in Art Auction Sales Away From the US & UK -- What It Means for Global Culture

  • "The industry has been promotive of their products and the new technology—its focus hasn't really been on safety," Ms. O'Leary said.

    Cellphone Carriers Keep Voices Low as Watchdogs Push for Ban in Cars

  • In the much esteemed book The International Art Markets: The Essential Guide for Collectors and Investors, compiled and edited by Goodwin and published in 2008 just before the global economic crisis, Goodwin noted that newly affluent art collectors saw in their own culture's art the iconography promotive of a new historical yet vital national identity and pride.

    G. Roger Denson: China Takes Top Spot in Art Auction Sales Away From the US & UK -- What It Means for Global Culture

  • “At the same moment it is opposed for being promotive and destructive of slavery!”

    Ratification

  • “At the same moment it is opposed for being promotive and destructive of slavery!”

    Ratification

  • “At the same moment it is opposed for being promotive and destructive of slavery!”

    Ratification

  • Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Yoga and Naturopathy offer a wide range of preventive, promotive and curative treatments that are both cost effective and efficacious.

    The Church in India and Health Care: Staying Relevant

  • "We must avoid as a nation schemes that create perceptions of instant gratification through the grab-and-take-all-and-run and instead go into value for money, win-win type of acquisition that are promotive of good relations inside and outside the companies between the newly-wedded business partners."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Sometimes, solitude is of all things my wish; and the awful silence of the night, the spangled element, and the rising and setting sun, how promotive of contemplation! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But, whatever may have been the cause of your rheumatic disorder, the effects are still to be attended to; and as there must be a remaining acrimony in your blood, you ought to have regard to that, in your common diet as well as in your medicines; both which should be of a sweetening alkaline nature, and promotive of perspiration.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

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