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or ad·ver·tize

[ ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.
  1. 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.

  2. to give information to the public about; announce publicly in a newspaper, on radio or television, etc.:

    to advertise a reward.

  3. to call attention to, in a boastful or ostentatious manner:

    Stop advertising yourself!

  4. Obsolete. to give notice, advice, or information to; inform:

    I advertised him of my intention.

  5. Obsolete. to admonish; warn.

verb (used without object)

, ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.
  1. to ask for something by placing a notice in a newspaper, over radio or television, etc.:

    to advertise for a house to rent.

  2. to offer goods for sale or rent, solicit funds, etc., by means of advertisements:

    It pays to advertise.

  3. Cards.
    1. Poker. to bluff so as to make the bluff obvious.
    2. Rummy. to discard a card in order to induce an opponent to discard one of the same suit or denomination.


/ ˈædvəˌtaɪz /


  1. to present or praise (goods, a service, etc) to the public, esp in order to encourage sales
  2. to make (something, such as a vacancy, article for sale, etc) publicly known, as to possible applicants, buyers, etc

    to advertise a job

  3. intrfoll byfor to make a public request (for), esp in a newspaper, etc

    she advertised for a cook

  4. obsolete.
    to warn; caution

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Derived Forms

  • ˈadverˌtiser, noun
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Other Words From

  • ad·ver·tis·a·ble [ad, -ver-tahy-z, uh, -b, uh, l, ad-ver-, tahy, -], adjective
  • adver·tiser noun
  • over·adver·tise verb overadvertised overadvertising
  • pre·adver·tise verb preadvertised preadvertising
  • pre·adver·tiser noun
  • re·adver·tise verb readvertised readvertising
  • un·adver·tised adjective
  • well-adver·tised adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of advertise1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English advertisen, from Middle French avertiss-, long stem of avertir, from Vulgar Latin advertire (unrecorded), Latin advertere “to pay attention,” literally, “to turn toward” ( advert 1 ); the expected Middle English advertishen (unrecorded) probably conformed to advertisement or the suffix -ize
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Word History and Origins

Origin of advertise1

C15: from a lengthened stem of Old French avertir, ultimately from Latin advertere to turn one's attention to. See adverse
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Example Sentences

Additionally, this could have serious implications on which products brands can run as deals, given Amazon’s traditional requirements that the advertised deal price must be the lowest price in a certain number of trailing days.

That means much of the brain trust for the American textile industry—the Manufacturing Solutions Center’s website advertises “300 years of textile experience”—got its training in private-sector jobs that no longer exist in the United States.

Together, the team will help you learn all the new ways you can advertise with Google.

If you’re just starting to advertise in a region that’s not familiar with your brand, you can often expect higher CPAs.

Some blogs advertise a specific price for getting a backlink on their website.

To paraphrase Peter Tosh, if Illinois were to legalize it, would you advertise it?

It was an excellent, pointed answer that even managed to advertise her movie.

This is something Uber does to advertise itself to people who might sign up to provide rides for the firm.

Their trailers advertise the cruelties coming to a village near you.

In the end, there may not have been enough money to sufficiently advertise for the film in support of its release.

He seems to think you ought to advertise your steam-engines for thrashing; indeed, I think so too.

She was furthermore attired in an old Paisley shawl belonging to her grandmother—what better way to advertise a grandmother?

With a few posters and similar devices to advertise it, it would presently continue to advertise itself.

But old tales, like old wine, need nothing but themselves to advertise them.

They began to advertise her sketches as "different" and to build up a vogue.