What does advertise mean?

Definitions for advertise
ˈæd vərˌtaɪz, ˌæd vərˈtaɪzad·ver·tise

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word advertise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advertise, publicize, advertize, publiciseverb

    call attention to

    "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS"

  2. advertise, advertize, promote, pushverb

    make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

    "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"


  1. advertiseverb

    To notify (someone) of something; to call someone's attention to something.

  2. advertiseverb

    To give (especially public) notice of (something); to announce publicly.

  3. advertiseverb

    To provide information about a person or goods and services to influence others.

    It pays to advertise.

  4. advertiseverb

    To provide public information about (a product, service etc.) in order to attract public awareness and increase sales.

  5. Etymology: From (the stem of) avertir, advertir, advertir, avertir, with the ending assimilated to -ise, -ize and probably influenced by the noun advertisement. Compare also advert.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ADVERTISEverb

    Etymology: advertir, Fr.

    The bishop did require a respite,
    Wherein he might the king his lord advertise,
    Whether our daughter were legitimate. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    As I by friends am well advertised,
    Sir Edmund Courtney, and the haughty prelate,
    Bishop of Exeter, his elder brother,
    With many more confederates are in arms. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    The death of Selymus nothing suspected, Ferhates, understanding that Solyman expected more assured advertisement, sent unto the other Bassas; unto whom he declared the death of the emperor: of which they, by another messenger, advertised Solyman; firming those letters with all their hands and seals. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    They were to advertise the chief hero of the distresses of his subjects, occasioned by his absence, to crave his succour, and solicite him to hasten his return. John Dryden, Dufresn. Pref.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advertiseverb

    to give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make known; hence, to warn; -- often followed by of before the subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss

  2. Advertiseverb

    to give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Advertise

    ad-vėrt-īz′, or ad′-, v.t. to turn one's attention to: to inform: to give public information or announcement of: (obs.) to instruct.—ns. Advert′isement, the act of advertising or making known: a public notice in a newspaper or periodical: notoriety: (obs.) news; Advertīs′er, one who advertises: a paper in which advertisements are published.—p.adj. Advertīs′ing (Shak.), attentive. [Fr., from L. See Advert.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advertise' in Verbs Frequency: #842

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advertise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advertise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of advertise in a Sentence

  1. David GerzofRichard:

    They were regulated out of being able to advertise on traditional media, things like billboards, magazine ads, TV ads. Those were suddenly off the table, so what they did is they readjusted on to digital media, specifically social media, and they went into a very targeted approach.

  2. Lei Ding:

    In China we have around 300 million people who visit our website. We could advertise the Aston Martin for free. And we can use celebrities to promote our vehicle. This is the way we do business.

  3. true love:

    The more people advertise their love, the more fake it is. Why show it off to the world, when its meant to be confidential and between only the two of you. It just makes people wonder how true your love really is'

  4. Liu Dongchuan:

    We've tried lots of different ways to advertise to overseas customers but at the moment we're focused on using Twitter, Google and Facebook, the reason is because you know these users are real users, active users, not zombie users.

  5. Lizette Ortiz:

    We confirm that we were merely the company's Registered Agent/Registered Office( which is a requirement by law for each company to have) at the time of incorporation and never gave them permission or received compensation from them to advertise that they physically had an office or physical presence at our address nor the usage of our telephone numbers or email addresses and if so they would have been doing so illegally.

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  • обявявам, рекламирам, информирамBulgarian
  • hysbysebu, hysbysuWelsh
  • reklamere, annoncereDanish
  • anpreisen, inserieren, annoncieren, ankündigen, werben, anbietenGerman
  • διαφημίζωGreek
  • anunciarSpanish
  • mainostaa, julistaa, kuuluttaa, ilmoittaaFinnish
  • afficher, publier, annoncerFrench
  • פרסםHebrew
  • hirdet, reklámozHungarian
  • mengiklankanIndonesian
  • pubblicizzareItalian
  • 宣伝, 広告Japanese
  • skelbti, reklamuoti, publikuotiLithuanian
  • pānui, whakatairangaMāori
  • објавува, рекламираMacedonian
  • anunciar, promulgarPortuguese
  • информировать, публиковать, извещать, рекламировать, объявлятьRussian
  • ప్రకటనTelugu
  • tanıtım yapmak, reklâm yapmak, duyurmakTurkish
  • اشتہار دیناUrdu
  • רעקלאַמירן, מעלדןYiddish

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