to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it:
to advertise a new brand of toothpaste.
to give information to the public about; announce publicly in a newspaper, on radio or television, etc.:
to advertise a reward.
to call attention to, in a boastful or ostentatious manner:
Stop advertising yourself!
Obsolete. to give notice, advice, or information to; inform:
I advertised him of my intention.
Obsolete. to admonish; warn.
to ask for something by placing a notice in a newspaper, over radio or television, etc.:
to advertise for a house to rent.
to offer goods for sale or rent, solicit funds, etc., by means of advertisements:
It pays to advertise.
Poker. to bluff so as to make the bluff obvious.
Rummy. to discard a card in order to induce an opponent to discard one of the same suit or denomination.
In America, Gisele has advertised everything from jeans to Apple computers.
The World’s Savviest Supermodel Dom Phillips May 30, 2010
I advertised in the New York Review of Books and New York Magazine for people who were committing adultery.
A Writer’s Secret Life, Part II Susan Cheever October 8, 2008
Its supposedly low-cal fat-free frozen dessert, which CremaLita advertised had just 60 calories in a small four-ounce serving.
Snacks: You Lie! The Daily Beast September 22, 2009
To attract like-minded women, Bob advertised himself on lifestyle websites like alt.com.
A Murder in Detroit’s Sexual Underworld Steve Miller October 7, 2014
Moudatsou says the Greek family program, which has never been advertised, focuses on homeless prevention.
A Dickensian Christmas For Greece’s New Poor Barbie Latza Nadeau December 21, 2013
This line is advertised as the finest and best equipped road beneath the sun.
There is No Harm in Dancing W. E. Penn
Lots of good books don’t sell even when they are advertised.
The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
For another, there was no clear-cut distinction between the Capitalism that owned newspapers and the Capitalism that advertised.
The Free Press Hilaire Belloc
And as he frittered away the sums that flowed in, he advertised for more—and got it.
Chance Joseph Conrad
This vision which the Red Cross had, which it advertised to people and made other people have, is what the people liked about it.
The Ghost in the White House Gerald Stanley Lee
to present or praise (goods, a service, etc) to the public, esp in order to encourage sales
to make (something, such as a vacancy, article for sale, etc) publicly known, as to possible applicants, buyers, etc: to advertise a job
(intransitive) foll by for. to make a public request (for), esp in a newspaper, etc: she advertised for a cook
(obsolete) to warn; caution
late 15c., “informed;” 1780s, “publicly announced,” past participle adjective from advertise.
early 15c., “to take notice of,” from Middle French advertiss-, present participle stem of a(d)vertir “to warn” (12c.), from Latin advertere “turn toward,” from ad- “toward” (see ad-) + vertere “to turn” (see versus).
Sense shifted to “to give notice to others, warn” (late 15c.) by influence of advertisement; specific meaning “to call attention to goods for sale, rewards, etc.” had emerged by late 18c. Original meaning remains in the verb advert “to give attention to.” Related: Advertised; advertising.
a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc. a public notice, especially in print. the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public: The news of this event will receive wide advertisement. noun any public notice, as a printed display in […]
to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste. to give information to the public about; announce publicly in a newspaper, on radio or television, etc.: to advertise a reward. to call attention […]
the act or practice of calling public attention to one’s product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers and magazines, over radio or television, on billboards, etc.: to get more customers by advertising. paid announcements; . the profession of planning, designing, and writing . to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in […]
- Advertising account
(def 11c). Historical Examples Put the cost in the advertising account of Lynhurst Park Addition, if it worries you. Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick