over·​ad·​ver·​tise ˌō-vər-ˈad-vər-ˌtīz How to pronounce overadvertise (audio)
overadvertised; overadvertising

transitive + intransitive

: to advertise excessively
… competition pressurizes firms to overadvertise.Gerard J. Tellis
While most marketers had found some success with this tactic, some larger spenders … overadvertised the same offer or put too many ads in front of the same audience.Bob Buch

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overadvertise was in 1855

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“Overadvertise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overadvertise. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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