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

  Promoter \Pro*mot"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes;
        an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy.
        --Boyle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the
        preliminary steps in, a scheme for the organization of a
        corporation, a joint-stock company, or the like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. One who excites; as, a promoter of sedition.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. An informer; a makebate. [Obs.] --Tusser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Genetics) The region of a DNA molecule to which RNA
        polymerase binds to initiate the process of transcription,
        i.e. the synthesis of RNA whose sequence is determined by
        the sequence of the DNA adjacent to the promoter site;
        also, the sequence of bases in the DNA at such a promoter
        site.
        [PJC]
  
     6. (Chem.) A substance that increases the activity of a
        catalyst, when present in small quantity in the reaction
        mixture.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  promoter
      n 1: someone who is an active supporter and advocate [syn:
           promoter, booster, plugger]
      2: a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments [syn:
         showman, promoter, impresario]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "promoter":
     Maecenas, a, abettor, adherent, admirer, advocate, aficionado,
     angel, apologist, applauder, appreciator, architect, backer,
     booster, buff, champion, claqueur, commender, contriver, defender,
     dependence, designer, developer, deviser, encomiast, encourager,
     endorser, enterpriser, entrepreneur, eulogist, eulogizer, exponent,
     extoller, fan, favorer, framer, friend at court, lauder, lover,
     mainstay, maintainer, organizer, panegyrist, paranymph, partisan,
     patron, planner, plugger, praiser, projector, protagonist, puffer,
     reliance, rooter, second, seconder, sectary, sider, sponsor,
     stalwart, standby, strategian, strategist, support, supporter,
     sustainer, sympathizer, tactician, tout, touter, upholder, votary,
     well-wisher
  
  

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