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.
Parties applying at an office for advertized letters should always ask for them as such.
Canadian Postal Guide Various
I had to go back along a path which seemed fit only for goats, and of the inconveniences of which the overseer had advertized me.
Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829. Hermann Pckler-Muskau
If you think that it should be advertized in any way, or if Mr. Street can do anything for me—but I know you will do what you can.
Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. II (of 2) Samuel Taylor Coleridge
After the place and hour were advertized, it appeared the room would be required for a missionary meeting.
Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel John Yeardley
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
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. Historical Examples I shall get the contract, and I […]
. 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 […]
an extended newspaper or magazine text advertisement that promotes the advertiser’s product or services or special point of view but resembles an editorial in style and layout. noun advertising material presented under the guise of editorial material