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prō-mōvĕo, mōvi, mōtum (pluperf. promorat. Hor Epod. 11, 14: promosset, Ov. Am 2, 9, 17 Jahn), 2, v. a., to move forward, cause to advance, push onward, advance.

I. Lit.

A. In gen.: saxa vectibus, Caes B. C. 2, 11: onera, Col. 11, 1, 8; Plin. 19, 5, 23, 64: assa in alterum apodyterii anguium, Cic. Q. Fr 3, 1, 1, 2: legiones, Hirt. B. G. 8, 16: castra ad Carthaginem, to move onward, Liv 28, 44 fin.: exercitu in Aetoliam promoto, Just. 14, 1, 6: cornua utrimque (in acie), Quint. 2, 13, 3: scalas et machinamenta, Tac. A. 15, 4 fin.: calculum, to push forward, move, Quint. 11, 2, 38; 11, 3, 113: unum pedem triclinio, to put forth, move from, Phaedr. 4, 23, 28: ibi te videbo et promovebo, will take you along with me, Cic. Att. 4, 12 fin.

B. In partic., to extend, enlarge. moenia Ostia tenus, Suet Ner 16: imperium, Ov P 2, 2, 72: vires in immensum orbem, id. Am. 2, 9, 17.—

C. Med. t. t., to put out of joint, dislocate, displace: in palmā quoque ossa interdum suis sedibus promoventur, Cels. 8, 18 init.: femur in omnes quattuor partes promovetur, saepissime in interiorem, id. 8, 20 init.

II. Trop.

A. In gen., to bring to pass, effect, accomplish (ante- and post-class.): promovere parum, Ter. Hec. 4, 4, 81: aliquis dicat, Nihil promoveris, id. And. 4, 1, 17: meditatio nihil ad vitam tuendam promovens, Gell. 10, 22, 24; cf. in a lusus verbb. with movere se, Ter. Eun. 5, 3, 4.—Absol.: cum in studio facundiae abunde promovisset, Gell. 5, 10, 7.—

B. In partic.

1. To enlarge, increase: doctrina vim promovet insitam, Hor C. 4, 4, 33; so, promovere aliquem, to advance, prefer, promote (post-Aug.; cf.: perduco, produco, proveho): vetus miles ad eum gradum promotus, Curt. 6, 11, 1: promotus ad amplissimas procurationes, Plin. Ep. 7, 31, 3; Suet. Oth. 1; id. Vesp. 16; Lampr. Elag. 12; 20; Plin. Pan. 90, 6; Vulg. Dan. 3, 97.—

2. To bring to light, reveal: arcana promorat loco (i. e. ex intimo corde), Hor Epod. 11, 14.—

3. To put off, defer, postpone: nuptias alicui, Ter. And. 4, 2, 28.—Hence, prōmōtus, a, um, P a.

A. Of time, advanced, i. e. late: nocte promotā, late at night, far into the night, App. M. 4, p. 152, 38; 7, p. 190, 30.—

B. Subst.: prōmōta, ōrum, n., in the lang. of the Stoics, things that are to be preferred, pref. erable things, as being next in degree to absolute good; a literal transl. of the Gr. προηγμέυα, Cic. Fin. 3, 16, 52.