Advertise Definition

advertised, advertises, advertising
advertised, advertises, advertising
To make public announcement of, especially to proclaim the qualities or advantages of (a product or business) so as to increase sales.
American Heritage
To tell about or praise (a product, service, etc.) publicly, as through newspapers, handbills, radio, television, etc., so as to make people want to buy it.
Webster's New World
To call the public's attention to things for sale or rent, help wanted, etc., as by printed or broadcast notices; sponsor advertisements.
Webster's New World
To make known; call attention to.
Advertised my intention to resign.
American Heritage
To make known; give notice of.
Webster's New World

Origin of Advertise

  • From (the stem of) Anglo-Norman avertir, advertir, Middle French advertir, avertir (“to warn, give notice to”), with the ending assimilated to -ise, -ize and probably influenced by the noun advertisement. Compare also advert.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English advertisen to notify from Old French advertir advertiss- to notice advert1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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