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.
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 .
No man dare solicit for the votes of hiz nabors, nor ever offers himself a candidate by advertizing.
A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings Noah Webster
No advertizing column but contains repeated mention of its name.
Inspiration and Interpretation John Burgon
The bright color is here regarded as an “advertizing color.”
An Australian Bird Book John Albert Leach
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
the promotion of goods or services for sale through impersonal media, such as radio or television
the business that specializes in creating such publicity
advertisements collectively; publicity
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.
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
an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: I shall act on your advice. a communication, especially from a distance, containing information: Advice from abroad informs us that the government has fallen. Recent diplomatic advices have been ominous. an official notification, especially one pertaining to a business agreement: an overdue advice. […]
- Advice and consent
a phrase in the Constitution (Article II, Section 2) allowing the Senate to restrain presidential powers of appointment and treaty-making.
- Advice boat
a fast boat for conveying messages; dispatch boat. Historical Examples He retained only one boat, which he hid, for use as an advice boat, “to carry intelligence” to those down the river. On the Spanish Main John Masefield