Definition of advertise
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>
: to issue or sponsor advertising <advertise for a secretary>
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.
Origin and Etymology of advertise
Middle English, to pay heed to, observe, notify, from Anglo-French advertiss-, stem of advertir —see 1advert
First Known Use: 15th century
ADVERTISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of advertise for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of advertise for Students
1 : to call to public attention to persuade to buy <advertise a car>
2 : to announce publicly <The fundraising event was advertised on TV.>
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