advertize

[ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), ad·ver·tized, ad·ver·tiz·ing.


Related formsad·ver·tiz·a·ble [ad-ver-tahy-zuh-buh l, ad-ver-tahy-] /ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zə bəl, ˌæd vərˈtaɪ-/, adjectivead·ver·tiz·er, noun

advertise

or ad·ver·tize

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

verb (used with object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.

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.

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

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.
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.

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
Related formsad·ver·tis·a·ble [ad-ver-tahy-zuh-buh l, ad-ver-tahy-] /ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zə bəl, ˌæd vərˈtaɪ-/, adjectivead·ver·tis·er, nouno·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, nounre·ad·ver·tise, verb, re·ad·ver·tised, re·ad·ver·tis·ing.un·ad·ver·tised, adjectivewell-ad·ver·tised, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for advertized

advertise

sometimes US advertize

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 Formsadvertiser 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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Word Origin and History for advertized

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.

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