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 well-advertised
In contrast to this pattern of accidental or deliberate concealment there were some well-advertised flourishes of national pride.The Worst Place in the World for MH370 to Go Missing|Clive Irving|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Notre Dame is jealously set apart for special and well-advertised official things.Hills and the Sea|H. Belloc
A series of well-advertised events were to be run, the climax of which was the one-mile bicycle race.Cattle-Ranch to College|Russell Doubleday
Some places may disappoint in their well-advertised charm but the girls of Richmond never disappoint.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford
The well-advertised series of articles in The Daily Hooter commenced a few days later.
British Dictionary definitions for well-advertised (1 of 2)
adjective (well advertised when postpositive)
British Dictionary definitions for well-advertised (2 of 2)
sometimes US advertize
Word Origin for advertise
Word Origin and History for well-advertised
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.