From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadvertisead‧ver‧tise /ˈædvətaɪz $ -ər-/ ●●○ S3 W3 verb [intransitive, transitive] 1 BBAPUBLICIZE/MAKE KNOWNto tell the public about a product or service in order to persuade them to buy it They no longer advertise alcohol or cigarettes at sporting events.advertise (something) on television/in a newspaper etc Many companies will only advertise in the Sunday paper.be advertised as something The inn is advertised as being from the early 16th century. Colleges and universities have found that it pays to advertise
(=advertising brings good results).2 BBAPUBLICIZE/MAKE KNOWNto make an announcement, for example in a newspaper or on a poster, that a job is available, an event is going to happen etc a poster advertising the concertadvertise for I see they’re advertising for a new Sales Director.3 → advertise the fact (that)THESAURUSadvertise verb [intransitive, transitive] to tell people about a product or service and try to persuade them to buy it, for example in a newspaper, television, or Internet advertisementSome universities advertise on television.She has signed a deal to advertise the company's haircare products.promote verb [transitive] to try to increase the sales or popularity of a product or event, for example by selling it at a lower price or talking about it on televisionHe's in London to promote his new album.market verb [transitive] to try to sell a product or service by deciding which type of people are likely to buy it and by making it interesting to themThe collection is being marketed as clothing for climbers and skiers.Most companies have agreed not to market products to children under 12.publicize (also publicise British English) verb [transitive] to tell the public about something by writing about it in newspapers, speaking about it on television etcHe had done a lot of interviews to publicize his new book.The hostages' case has been widely publicized.hype verb [transitive] informal to try to make people think something is good or important by advertising or talking about it a lot on television, the radio etc. Hype is often used when you do not trust the informationThe boxing match was being hyped as the biggest fight of the decade.plug verb [transitive] informal to advertise a book, film etc by talking about it on television or radioMarc was on the show to plug his new play.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusadvertise• Young smokers tend to buy the brands that are most heavily advertised.• There was a big poster advertising a well-known brand of cola.• It pays to advertise and many cleaner species employ dazzling stripes or have characteristic bobbing movements to draw attention to themselves.• The concert was advertised in all the national newspapers.• We are a small business so we can only afford to advertise in the local press.• "How did you find out about the new software?" "It was advertised on TV."• Billboards all over town were advertising the upcoming state fair.• A few neon signs are beginning to appear on the larger buildings advertising the usual Western wares such as Levi jeans.• These companies advertise their products in magazines like Popular Electronics.be advertised as something• Almost any house in East Anglia is likely to be advertised as being located in Constable country.• But while many rugs are advertised as machine washable, it isn't always that easy.• If you continue to buy canvas boards, look for those which are advertised as non-warping.• The redundant building was advertised as a potential business centre, equipped with offices and laboratory space.• This new power to presume guilt of unspecified offences was advertised as a unique response to the unique evil of drug trafficking.advertise for• Billtech is advertising for a marketing manager.