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ad·ver·tise / ˈadvərˌtīz/ • v. [tr.] describe or draw attention to (a product, service, or event) in a public medium in order to promote sales or attendance: a billboard advertising beer [intr.] we had a chance to advertise on television. ∎  seek to fill (a vacancy) by putting a notice in a newspaper or other medium: for every job we advertise we get a hundred applicants | [intr.] he advertised for dancers in the trade papers. ∎  make (a quality or fact) known: Meryl coughed briefly to advertise her presence. DERIVATIVES: ad·ver·tis·er n.

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advertise †take note of; †direct the attention of; give notice of. XV. f. advertiss-, lengthened stem (see -ISH2) of F. †advertir, refash. of avertir warn :- Rom. *advertīre, for L. advertere (see ADVERSE). The current form has been infl. by advertisement XV (earlier also avert-) — F. avertissement, †ad-.