verb (used with object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing.
- 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
Examples from the Web for unadvertised
Historical Examples of unadvertised
Its labours were unadvertised, and its praises remained unsung.Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918
Sir Stanley Maude
Its unadvertised propaganda is carried on, naturally, by its adherents.Modern Religious Cults and Movements
Gaius Glenn Atkins
When an unadvertised business is sold it is only worth as much as its stock of goods and its fixtures.The Clock that Had no Hands
sometimes US advertize
Word Origin for advertise
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.