Definition of advertise
- advertising their readiness to make concessions
- a poster advertising forthcoming events
- a company advertising its newest products
- advertise for a secretary
They are advertising the new edition of the book.
The vacation was advertised as a week in paradise.
It turned out to be exactly as advertised.
Business increased after we began to advertise on the radio.
If you want to attract customers, it pays to advertise.
The company is advertising for a secretary.
We advertised the job in the paper.
She advertised her presence by wearing a skimpy dress.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to make the public aware of something (such as a product) that is being sold
: to make a public announcement (in a newspaper, on the Internet, etc.) about something that is wanted or available
: to cause people to notice (something)
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the quality or fact of being simultaneous
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