advertise

verb
ad·ver·tise | \ˈad-vər-ˌtīz \
advertised; advertising

Definition of advertise 

transitive verb

1 : to make something known to : notify

2a : to make publicly and generally known advertising their readiness to make concessions

b : to announce publicly especially by a printed notice or a broadcast a poster advertising forthcoming events

c : to call public attention to especially by emphasizing desirable qualities so as to arouse a desire to buy or patronize : promote a company advertising its newest products

intransitive verb

: to issue or sponsor advertising advertise for a secretary

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Other Words from advertise

advertiser noun

Examples of advertise in a Sentence

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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Some of them advertise lifting and firming properties. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 9 Best Skin-Care Tips I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Being a Beauty Editor," 13 July 2018 Matick is advertising a 24-month lease on a 2018 Silverado Double Cab LT 4x4 for $106 a month with $999 down at signing. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "General Motors topping Ford in pickup market share," 12 July 2018 The club, Sirens, advertised Daniel's appearance on Twitter ahead of Wednesday night's performance. Author: Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "Stormy Daniels arrested at an Ohio strip club for touching patrons, police say," 12 July 2018 And the Afro-American newspaper advertised the rowhouse as a rental home. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Collapse: The rise and deadly fall of a Baltimore rowhouse," 12 July 2018 Fanoomies' website, created through the free-to-start Wix web development platform, advertised the Chicago festival but no others before being taken down. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "They bought tickets to a bogus sushi festival. Now they can’t get their money back," 11 July 2018 Businesses also advertised fewer jobs in May than in the previous month, but the tally of open positions outnumbered the ranks of the unemployed for only the second time in the past two decades, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Christopher Rugaber, BostonGlobe.com, "American workers’ willingness to quit — often for better pay — hits a 17-year high," 10 July 2018 Businesses also advertised fewer jobs in May than the previous month, but the tally of open positions outnumbered the ranks of the unemployed for only the second time in the past two decades, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Christopher Rugaber, The Seattle Times, "American workers’ willingness to quit hits 17-year high," 10 July 2018 The Police Department advertises the program in school districts. Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "Instead of watching Netflix, KC kids dust for fingerprints at police academy," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of advertise

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for advertise

Middle English advertisen, avertysen "to pay attention to, take note of, notify, inform," borrowed from Anglo-French avertiss-, advertiss-, stem of avertir, advertir "to notify, (reflexive) recognize, be mindful of" — more at advert entry 1

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advertise

verb

English Language Learners Definition of advertise

: 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)

advertise

verb
ad·ver·tise | \ˈad-vər-ˌtīz \
advertised; advertising

Kids Definition of advertise

1 : to call to public attention to persuade to buy advertise a car

2 : to announce publicly The fundraising event was advertised on TV.

Other Words from advertise

advertiser noun

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