- 1Describe or draw attention to (a product, service, or event) in a public medium in order to promote sales or attendance: a billboard advertising beer many rugs are advertised as machine washable [no object]: we had a chance to advertise on televisionMore example sentences
- The event was advertised as family friendly with many workshops for both beginner and advanced practitioner.
- Although the service was advertised as being ‘free’ it was being charged at 38p per minute.
- You are required to advertise your product or service and the terms of the sale honestly and accurately.
- 1.1Seek to fill (a vacancy) by putting a notice in a newspaper or other medium: for every job we advertise we get a hundred applicants [no object]: he advertised for dancers in the trade papersMore example sentences
- Mrs Darlington got the job after the town council advertised the vacancy last summer.
- Frank, 41, applied for the post when the parish council advertised two vacancies.
- So much so that the English Golf Union has got a page on its website which advertises such vacancies.
- 1.2Make (a quality or fact) known: Meryl coughed briefly to advertise her presenceMore example sentences
- We have installed additional signs on the road and done everything possible to advertise the fact that the speed limit has been reduced.
- You are passionate and adventurous, however, you do not go around advertising these qualities.
- No one bothered advertising the fact that, in order to live, I need to keep breathing.
- 1.3 • archaic Notify (someone) of something: some prisoners advertised the French of this terrible dangerMore example sentences
- He was advertised the French army in Italy had had an overthrow.
- The captains of the guards advertised the Emperor of it, who sent out scouts.
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- We've had requests from advertisers, but we don't want to make any money.
- These inflated circulation figures are used to deceive and mislead advertisers.
- Therefore it is important that advertisers are sensitive to the culture and moral attitudes of the community.
late Middle English: from Old French advertiss-, lengthened stem of advertir, from Latin advertere 'turn toward' (see advert2).