advertise

or ad·ver·tize

[ ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz ]
/ ˈæd vərˌtaɪz, ˌæd vərˈtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.

verb (used without object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.

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Origin of advertise

1400–50; late Middle English advertisen<Middle French avertiss-, long stem of avertir<Vulgar Latin *advertire,Latin advertere to advert1; the expected Middle English *advertishen probably conformed to advertisement or the suffix -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM advertise

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British Dictionary definitions for advertise

advertise

sometimes US advertize

/ (ˈædvəˌtaɪz) /

verb

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, etcto advertise a job
(intr foll by for) to make a public request (for), esp in a newspaper, etcshe advertised for a cook
obsolete to warn; caution

Derived forms of advertise

advertiser or sometimes US advertizer, noun

Word Origin for advertise

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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