advertisement

noun
ad·​ver·​tise·​ment | \ ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt How to pronounce advertisement (audio) ; əd-ˈvər-təz-mənt, -tə-smənt How to pronounce advertisement (audio) \

Definition of advertisement

1 : a public notice especially : one published in the press or broadcast over the air a full-page advertisement for the movie a TV advertisement
2 : the act or process of advertising something The company has spent a lot of money on advertisement.

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Synonyms for advertisement

Synonyms

ad, advert [chiefly British], announcement, bulletin, communiqué, notice, notification, posting, release

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Examples of advertisement in a Sentence

The advertisement will appear in three magazines. He learned about the job from an advertisement in the newspaper. The company has spent a lot of money on advertisement.
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So please Instagram, keep this bullsh*t off mine and others’ feeds who could easily be affected by this disgusting advertisement. Glamour, "Demi Lovato Shut Down a Reporter for Writing a Headline About Her ‘Fuller Figure’," 29 Mar. 2019 As a part of the deal, Altria will let Juul have access to its customer information, allowing it to send Juul advertisements to people who buy Altria. Mary Beth Griggs, The Verge, "Big tobacco just spent $12.8 billion to get a taste of Juul," 20 Dec. 2018 Foley notes that there have been job advertisements alluding to such a product, and the move would seem to be consistent with the company's plan to re-engage with consumers. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft is putting together a Microsoft 365 subscription for home users," 13 Dec. 2018 Erdogan has promoted the construction of mosques and madrassahs – or Islamic schools – loosened rules that barred women from wearing headscarves in public sector jobs and restricted alcohol advertisements. USA TODAY, "Why Turkey elections could be President Tayyip Recep Erdogan's biggest power grab yet," 16 June 2018 The anti-vaping advertisements point to the website FlavorsHookKids.com, an effort by the California Public Health Department’s Tobacco Control Program. Natasha Mascarenhas, San Francisco Chronicle, "Juul warns teens and parents: ‘If you don’t smoke or vape, don’t start’," 6 June 2018 One Russian company has announced a plan to build gigantic billboards in space, lighting up the night sky with advertisements for companies like Coke, McDonald’s, and KFC. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "A Russian Startup Wants to Project Giant Billboards in Space," 18 Jan. 2019 There were also advertisements for a pole dancing school around the school courtyard, leading Standaert to wonder if the principal had accepted money in return for allowing the unusual display. Anna Fifield, The Seattle Times, "First day of kindergarten: Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer," 4 Sep. 2018 The effort is to include billboard advertisements, training sessions for journalists and nonprofits, panel discussions and rallies outside the corporate offices of companies the groups believe use such lawsuits. Fox News, "Environmental groups fight back against corporate lawsuits," 28 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of advertisement

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for advertisement

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French avertisement, advertissement, from avertiss-, advertiss-, stem of avertir, advertir "to notify, (reflexive) recognize, be mindful of" + -ment -ment — more at advert entry 1

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The first known use of advertisement was in the 15th century

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advertisement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of advertisement

: something (such as a short film or a written notice) that is shown or presented to the public to help sell a product or to make an announcement
: a person or thing that shows how good or effective something is
: the act or process of advertising

advertisement

noun
ad·​ver·​tise·​ment | \ ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt How to pronounce advertisement (audio) , ad-ˈvər-təz-\

Kids Definition of advertisement

: a notice or short film advertising something

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