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Topic: ADVERTISING AND MARKETING

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Early French advertiss-, stem of advertir; ADVERT

advertise

verb
     
ad‧ver‧tise [intransitive and transitive]
1BBA to 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).
2BBA to 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 concert
advertise for
I see they're advertising for a new Sales Director.
3

advertise the fact (that)

to let people know something about yourself:
Don't advertise the fact that you're looking for another job.
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