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advertisement

Line breaks: ad¦ver¦tise|ment
Pronunciation: /ədˈvəːtɪzm(ə)nt
 
, -tɪs-/

Definition of advertisement in English:

noun

1A notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy: advertisements for alcoholic drinks
More example sentences
  • It has produced non-commercial public service advertisements, including ones for the 1999 election.
  • And nowhere is this science more exciting than in the advertisements for personal care products.
  • City pages of newspapers are filled with high visibility advertisements for new products.
Synonyms
notice, announcement, bulletin;
commercial, promotion, blurb, write-up, display;
North American folder, dodger;
Frenchaffiche
informal ad, push, plug, puff, bumf
British informal advert
1.1 (advertisement for) informal A person or thing regarded as a means of recommending something: unhappy clients are not a good advertisement for the firm
More example sentences
  • All in all it makes a poor advertisement for the firm.
  • The film is no bad advertisement for the company, either.
  • The current edition is a dull, impersonal and ill - judged advertisement for what we trust is the excitement to come.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a statement calling attention to something): from Old French advertissement, from the verb advertir (see advertise).

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