to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste.
to give information to the public about; announce publicly in a newspaper, on radio or television, etc.: to advertise a reward.
to call attention to, in a boastful or ostentatious manner: Stop advertising yourself!
Obsolete. to give notice, advice, or information to; inform: I advertised him of my intention.
Obsolete. to admonish; warn.
to ask for something by placing a notice in a newspaper, over radio or television, etc.: to advertise for a house to rent.
to offer goods for sale or rent, solicit funds, etc., by means of advertisements: It pays to advertise.
Poker. to bluff so as to make the bluff obvious.
Rummy. to discard a card in order to induce an opponent to discard one of the same suit or denomination.
- ad·ver·tis·a·ble [ad-ver-tahy-zuh-buhl, ad-ver-tahy-], /ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zə bəl, ˌæd vərˈtaɪ-/, adjective
- ad·ver·tis·er, noun
- o·ver·ad·ver·tise, verb, o·ver·ad·ver·tised, o·ver·ad·ver·tis·ing.
- pre·ad·ver·tise, verb, pre·ad·ver·tised, pre·ad·ver·tis·ing.
- pre·ad·ver·tis·er, noun
- re·ad·ver·tise, verb, re·ad·ver·tised, re·ad·ver·tis·ing.
- un·ad·ver·tised, adjective
- well-ad·ver·tised, adjective
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How to use advertise in a sentence
Clevenger sounds little better than he did 10 years ago in a letter to the editor in the Aurora Advertiser.Frazier Glenn Miller’s Neighboring Mayor Is an Anti-Semite, Too | Ben Jacobs | April 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Negative encoding, from an advertiser's perspective, is still better than no encoding at all.
Lane Bryant was treated absolutely no differently than any advertiser for the same product.South Korean Oreo Ad & More Leaked Campaigns (Video) | The Daily Beast Video | April 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Plus, Allison Yarrow on the fallout at Georgetown and John Avlon on the advertiser exodus.The GOP’s Rush Limbaugh Problem Deepens After His ‘Slut’ Attack | Howard Kurtz | March 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mamiverse launches with Target as its exclusive retail advertiser.
On his side, old Max took care to say nothing about the Applethwaite Advertiser.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
He's a prominent man and the 'Advertiser' chose to put its own interpretation on his kindness to me.
I was on to your office before the 'Advertiser' sprung that story and gave it away that Mr. Bassett had a room here.
I'm glad the 'Courier' printed that capital sketch of him; much better than the 'Advertiser's.'
The 'Advertiser' said only this morning that I have no courage; that I never make an attack where it costs me anything.
British Dictionary definitions for advertise
to present or praise (goods, a service, etc) to the public, esp in order to encourage sales
to make (something, such as a vacancy, article for sale, etc) publicly known, as to possible applicants, buyers, etc: to advertise a job
(intr foll by for) to make a public request (for), esp in a newspaper, etc: she advertised for a cook
obsolete to warn; caution
- advertiser or sometimes US advertizer, noun
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