Origin of advertisement
Related Words for advertisementexhibit, announcement, notice, literature, publicity, publication, poster, commercial, display, broadcast, endorsement, placard, propaganda, plug, ad, promulgation, communication, bill, exhibition, notification
sometimes US advertizement
early 15c., "written statement calling attention to" something, "public notice" (of anything, but often of a sale); from Middle French avertissement, from stem of avertir (see advertise). Meaning "public notice" (usually paid), the main modern sense, emerged 1580s and was fully developed by 18c.