advertise


advertise
[[t]æ̱dvə(r)taɪz[/t]]
♦♦♦
advertises, advertising, advertised
1) VERB If you advertise something such as a product, an event, or a job, you tell people about it in newspapers, on television, or on posters in order to encourage them to buy the product, go to the event, or apply for the job.

[V n] The players can advertise baked beans, but not rugby boots...

[V n] In 1991, the house was advertised for sale at $49,000...

Religious groups are currently not allowed to advertise on television.

2) VERB If you advertise for someone to do something for you, for example to work for you or share your accommodation, you announce it in a newspaper, on television, or on a notice board.

[V for n] We advertised for staff in a local newspaper...

[V for n] I shall advertise for someone to go with me.

3) VERB If someone or something advertises a particular quality, they show it in their appearance or behaviour. [LITERARY]

[V n] His hard sinewy body advertised his ruthlessness of purpose.

Syn:
4) VERB: usu with brd-neg If you do not advertise the fact that something is the case, you try not to let other people know about it.
See also advertising

[V n] There is no need to advertise the fact that you are a single woman...

I didn't want to advertise the fact that he hadn't driven me to the airport.


English dictionary. 2008.

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