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Definition of "advertise" []

  • To make public announcement of, especially to proclaim the qualities or advantages of (a product or business) so as to increase sales. See Synonyms at announce. (verb-transitive)
  • To make known; call attention to: advertised my intention to resign. (verb-transitive)
  • To warn or notify: "This event advertises me that there is such a fact as death” ( Henry David Thoreau). (verb-transitive)
  • To call the attention of the public to a product or business. (verb-intransitive)
  • To inquire or seek in a public notice, as in a newspaper: advertise for an apartment. (verb-intransitive)
  • To present or praise (goods, a service, etc) to the public, esp in order to encourage sales (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make (something, such as a vacancy, article for sale, etc) publicly known, as to possible applicants, buyers, etc (verb)
  • To make a public request (for), esp in a newspaper, etc (verb)
  • To warn; caution (verb)

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Use "advertise" in a sentence
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  • "The only way you are allowed to advertise is either on or in your product, or during an in-store demonstration."
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