advertise

or ad·ver·tize

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


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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Examples from the Web for over-advertised

Historical Examples of over-advertised

  • Once they arrived, they were not long in discovering that the man, Chips, had not been over-advertised.

    Third Warning

    Roy J. Snell

  • Hunger alone is not responsible for the bitter struggle for existence we witness to-day in our over-advertised civilization.

  • Our over-advertised compulsory education does not compel—and does not educate.


British Dictionary definitions for over-advertised

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 over-advertised

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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