Advertize



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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.
Cards.

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.

Historical Examples

As to his flaunting the glove for a favour, I would ask you, whom does he advertize by that?
Beauchamp’s Career, Complete George Meredith

Unfortunately, to keep a smart custom, you must advertize, and for this I had no money.
My Austrian Love Maxime Provost

Not one of his novels, when his political position has ceased to advertize them, will remain in the hands of the public.
The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879 Various

It’s probably some sort of thing they advertize in magazines for $2.98.
Earth Alert! Kris Neville

What if Adrian considered it beneath his profession to advertize, even if indirectly?
Bab: A Sub-Deb Mary Roberts Rinehart

verb
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
v.

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.

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