- Antonyms of PROMOTE
alleviate, bar, conceal, oppose, discourage, baffle, check, resist, take, hold back, injure, tranquilize, pull, undermine, unmake, counter, diminish, pacify, censure, dishonour, dissuade, cut, lessen, hinder, condemn, stop, halt, decrease, dishonor, downgrade, discredit, increase, quiet, belittle, deprive, repress, pick, contend, denounce, exacerbate, oust, disconcert, defame, impede, combat, debase, confound, appease, calm, shame, cease, uproot, weaken, unseat, ignore, compose, lower, depress, drop, kill, hide, pluck, expose, reject, degrade, ban, let, impeach, demote, contend with, mow, neglect, deter, interfere with, mortify, dismiss, hay, disapprove, interdict, snuff, withhold, sink, shackle, obstruct, interfere, lower or reduce in rank, cast down, humiliate, fight, snuff out, expel, battle, protest, fetter, handicap, still, prevent, hobble, dethrone, delay, hurt, reprobate, demean, disgrace, stifle, manacle, counteract, block, pull up, dig, harm, starve, let down, damn, mollify, allow, soothe, arrest, retard, depose.
- Examples of usage:
- She possesses, too, considerable scientific knowledge and great taste in art, and one of her chief desires is to promote national industry. - "Roumania Past and Present" by James Samuelson
- No. And the time I would have to spend in study in order to vote intelligent, I feel as if that time I must use in strugglin' to promote the welfare and happiness of my Samantha. - "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician" by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)