- 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.
Origin of advertise
Related Words for advertiseradvocate, publicist, backer, sponsor, organizer, booster, advertiser, precursor, follower, ally, endorser, originator, harbinger, prognostic, author, announcer, envoy, pioneer, progenitor, prototype
Examples from the Web for advertiser
Contemporary Examples of advertiser
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
April 16, 2014
Negative encoding, from an advertiser's perspective, is still better than no encoding at all.Facebook Knows Too Much
February 15, 2013
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
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
March 6, 2012
The advertiser typically gives 50 percent off the retail price of his product or service.Google's Desperate Groupon Gambit
December 2, 2010
Historical Examples of advertiser
Thus the advertiser tends to control the policy of the paper.Commercialism and Journalism
The "Trumet Daily Advertiser" had, so to speak, issued an extra.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
"The book is truly an American novel," says the Boston Advertiser.Hetty's Strange History
You must become an advertiser or you must pay the penalty of incompetence.The Clock that Had no Hands
He laugh'd & call'd me Newsmonger, & said I was a daily advertiser.Diary of Anna Green Winslow
Anna Green Winslow
sometimes US advertize
- 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
Word Origin for advertise
1560s, agent noun from advertise (v.).
early 15c., "to take notice of," from Middle French advertiss-, present participle stem of a(d)vertir "to warn" (12c.), from Latin advertere "turn toward," from ad- "toward" (see ad-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus).
Sense shifted to "to give notice to others, warn" (late 15c.) by influence of advertisement; specific meaning "to call attention to goods for sale, rewards, etc." had emerged by late 18c. Original meaning remains in the verb advert "to give attention to." Related: Advertised; advertising.