advertisement

noun
ad·​ver·​tise·​ment | \ ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt ; əd-ˈvər-təz-mənt, -tə-smənt \

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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Perhaps in response, Amazon has been trying to convince consumer brands to feature Alexa shopping commands on their advertisements and packaging. Rani Molla, Recode, "Voice tech like Alexa and Siri hasn’t found its true calling yet: Inside the voice assistant ‘revolution’," 12 Nov. 2018 Chicago West isn't even a year old, but the youngest daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian just starred in her first advertisement—for KKW Beauty. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chicago West Is The Star of Kim Kardashian's New Makeup Campaign," 26 Oct. 2018 The brand has pledged to ban retouching from its advertisements entirely, and to include models of all ages, shapes, and skin types in its campaigns. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "SPKTRM Beauty, a Brand-New Brand, Bans Skin Retouching in Ads," 16 Aug. 2018 On an early June evening, the three-paneled video billboard that towers over one of downtown Toronto’s busiest intersections shuffles through its usual advertisements. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Unprecedented Billboard Campaign Puts Spotlight on Indigenous Artists in Canada," 13 July 2018 Many companies have figured out workarounds to vague data, both to measure success and to find shows worth pursuing for advertisements. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Gaming the Apple Podcast charts is cheaper and easier than you think," 29 Nov. 2018 The game against Croatia was the perfect example: all running, no thinking, an advertisement for a country that has lost its way. Rory Smith, New York Times, "How Argentina Lost Its Way. (Spoiler: It’s Not Messi’s Fault.)," 22 June 2018 In a tweet made five hours after this post first went live on Ars, MainOne officials said the Google advertisement was an administrative error. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic through China," 12 Nov. 2018 Any flyers or advertisements claiming otherwise are false. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Facebook and Twitter’s midterm task: fighting off online efforts to suppress the vote," 3 Nov. 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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advertisement

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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 , ad-ˈvər-təz-\

Kids Definition of advertisement

: a notice or short film advertising something

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