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UK [ˈædvə(r)taɪz] / US [ˈædvərˌtaɪz] verb
Word forms "advertise":
present tense I/you/we/they advertise he/she/it advertises present participle advertising past tense advertised past participle advertised
1) [intransitive/transitive] to try to persuade people to buy a product or service by announcing it on television, on the Internet, in newspapers etc

Political parties are not allowed to advertise on TV.

The perfume has been advertised in all the major women's magazines.

a) to invite people to apply for a job by announcing it in a newspaper, on the Internet etc

This job was advertised in the local paper.

advertise for:

We need to advertise for a new chef.

b) to announce that something such as a concert, sports event etc will take place, for example by putting a notice in a newspaper
2) [transitive] informal to tell people something that should be kept secret

It's best not to advertise your own shortcomings.

See:
announce

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

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