- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to tell the public about a product or a service in order to encourage people to buy or to use it If you want to attract more customers, try advertising in the local paper. advertise something (as something) The cruise was advertised as “the journey of a lifetime.” I bought the camera and case as advertised in the catalog.
- 2 [intransitive, transitive] to let people know that something is going to happen or that a job is available by giving details about it in a newspaper, on a notice in a public place, on the Internet, etc. advertise (for somebody/something) We are currently advertising for a new sales manager. advertise something We advertised the concert very widely.
- 3[transitive] advertise something to show or tell something about yourself to other people synonym publicize I wouldn't advertise the fact that you don't have a work permit. She coughed to advertise her presence.
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NAmE//ˈædvərˌtaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they advertise
he / she / it advertises
past simple advertised
-ing form advertising