advertise


advertise
ad|ver|tise [ˈædvətaız US -ər-] v [I and T]
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Early French advertiss-, stem of advertir; ADVERT]
1.) to tell the public about a product or service in order to persuade them to buy it
They no longer advertise alcohol or cigarettes at sporting events.
advertise (sth) on television/in a newspaper etc
Many companies will only advertise in the Sunday paper.
be advertised as sth
The inn is advertised as being from the early 16th century.
Colleges and universities have found that it pays to advertise (=advertising brings good results) .
2.) to make an announcement, for example in a newspaper or on a ↑poster, that a job is available, an event is going to happen etc
a poster advertising the concert
advertise for
I see they're advertising for a new Sales Director.
3.) advertise the fact (that)
to let people know something about yourself
Don't advertise the fact that you're looking for another job.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • advertise — ad‧ver‧tise [ˈædvətaɪz ǁ ər ] verb [intransitive, transitive] 1. MARKETING to tell people publicly about a product or service in order to persuade them to buy it: • Beer and wine are both advertised on TV. • They were among the most heavily… …   Financial and business terms

  • Advertise — Ad ver*tise (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advertised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Advertising}.] [F. avertir, formerly also spelt advertir, to warn, give notice to, L. advertere to turn to. The ending was probably influenced by the noun advertisement. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advertise — I verb advise, announce, apprise, attract, broadcast, circularize, circulate, communicate, describe, disseminate, divulge, exhibit, expose, feature, flourish, focus the attention, headline, herald, inform, notice, notify, placard, post, proclaim …   Law dictionary

  • advertise — [ad′vər tīz΄] vt. advertised, advertising [ME advertisen < OFr a(d)vertiss , extended stem of advertir, to warn, call attention to < L advertere, ADVERT1] 1. to tell about or praise (a product, service, etc.) publicly, as through newspapers …   English World dictionary

  • advertise — (v.) early 15c., to take notice of, from M.Fr. advertiss , prp. stem of a(d)vertir to warn (12c.), from L. advertere turn toward, from ad toward (see AD (Cf. ad )) + vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)). Sense shift …   Etymology dictionary

  • advertise — (Brit.) ad·ver·tise || ædvÉ™taɪz v. publicise, promote, draw attention to (generally in order to sell goods or services); publicly announce; give notice, inform; (in Poker card game) bluff in order to make the bluff apparent (also advertize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • advertise — publish, announce, proclaim, broadcast, promulgate, *declare Analogous words: report, recount, *relate: *communicate, impart Contrasted words: *suppress, repress: conceal, *hide, bury …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • advertise — is spelt ise, not ize …   Modern English usage

  • advertise — [v] publicize for the purpose of selling or causing one to want acquaint, advance, advise, announce, apprise, ballyhoo*, beat the drum for*, bill, blazon, boost*, build up, circularize, communicate, declare, disclose, display, divulge, drum*,… …   New thesaurus

  • advertise — ► VERB 1) present or describe (a product, service, or event) in a public medium so as to promote sales. 2) seek to fill (a vacancy) by placing a notice in a newspaper or other medium. 3) make (a quality or fact) known. DERIVATIVES advertiser noun …   English terms dictionary

  • advertise — [[t]æ̱dvə(r)taɪz[/t]] ♦♦♦ advertises, advertising, advertised 1) VERB If you advertise something such as a product, an event, or a job, you tell people about it in newspapers, on television, or on posters in order to encourage them to buy the… …   English dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.