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Definition of the verb advertise

What does advertise mean as a doing word?

Advertise is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: advertised | advertising | advertises

  1. call attention to
    • example: Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • alternative spelling: advertize
    • synonyms of advertise: publicise / publicize
    • more generic words: announce / denote = make known
    • more specific words:
      • headline = publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
      • ballyhoo = advertize noisily or blatantly
  2. make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Location] for [Theme]I hunted the woods for game | I searched the cave for treasure | I stalked the woods for game | We rummaged the drawer for important documents
      [Agent - being] [Verb] for [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I searched for treasure in the cave
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I searched through America
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] for [Theme]I searched in the cave for treasure

      Verbs of Searching (with the same syntax): check, comb, dive, drag, dredge, excavate, patrol, plumb, probe, prospect, prowl, quarry, rake, rifle, scavenge, scour, scout, search, shop, sift, trawl, troll, watch.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • alternative spelling: advertize
    • synonyms of advertise: promote / push
    • more generic word: praise = express approval of
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the verb advertise


  1. [transitive] To give public notice of; to announce publicly; as to advertise goods for sale, a lost article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.
  2. [transitive] To provide information about in communications media, especially about goods or services for sale.
  3. [intransitive] To provide information about a person or goods and services to influence others.


"Advertise" is a composition.

Phrases with Advertise

  1. to advertise
  2. It Pays to Advertise

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Advertise

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Google previewAmerican Paint and Oil Dealer ... (1911)

Persons who are accustomed to jumping at conclusions, say that this proves that failure to advertise is the cause of most business disasters. But this conclusion is not correct. Advertising, in itself, will not make a business successful.

Google previewThe Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising (2015)

by John McDonough, Karen Egolf

Soap makers are among the oldest American manufacturers, the first to advertise, and some of the biggest corporate names in the United States and Europe. To advertise soap is to advertise the most fundamental of all packaged goods.

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

Pratt ADVERTISE, ad'ver-tiz: ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference


Google previewDesign Dictionary (2008)

Perspectives on Design Terminology by Michael Erlhoff, Timothy Marshall

TARGET GROUP A target group is a set of people to whom a producer aims to advertise and sell a product or service. The concept of target group, originally target audience, emerged from psychological research and marketing studies, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

" To ADVERTISE, v. a. \_ adverti,-r, Fr. It is ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language (1806)

To which are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation ... by John Walker

To Advertise, Éd-vér-tize'. v. a. To inform another, to give intelligence; to give notice of anything in public prints. ad. To atAdv ERT is E- W 3d-vér'tiz-mênt. s M F NT, ād-vér-tize'mént. - Intelligence, information; notice of any thing published in a ...

Google previewDictionary of Business (1998)

by Peter Hodgson Collin

advertise ['zdvataiz] verb to announce that something is for sale or that a job is vacant...

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Usage statistics about advertise

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

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If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn't have to advertise them. (Will Rogers)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1R1T1I1S1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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