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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz]
    • /ˈæd vərˌtaɪz, ˌæd vərˈtaɪz/
    • /ˈædvətaɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz]
    • /ˈæd vərˌtaɪz, ˌæd vərˈtaɪz/

Definitions of advertise word

  • verb advertise If someone or something advertises a particular quality, they show it in their appearance or behaviour. 4
  • verb advertise to present or praise (goods, a service, etc) to the public, esp in order to encourage sales 4
  • verb advertise to make a public request (for), esp in a newspaper, etc 3
  • verb advertise to warn; caution 3
  • verb transitive advertise to tell about or praise (a product, service, etc.) publicly, as through newspapers, handbills, radio, television, etc., so as to make people want to buy it 3
  • verb transitive advertise to make known; give notice of 3

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Origin of advertise

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English advertisen < Middle French avertiss-, long stem of avertir < Vulgar Latin *advertire, Latin advertere to advert1; the expected Middle English *advertishen probably conformed to advertisement or the suffix -ize

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Parts of speech for Advertise


advertise popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for advertise

verb advertise

  • disclose — to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret.
  • reveal — to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
  • communicate — If you communicate with someone, you share or exchange information with them, for example by speaking, writing, or using equipment. You can also say that two people communicate.
  • proclaim — to announce or declare in an official or formal manner: to proclaim war.
  • tout — to solicit business, employment, votes, or the like, importunately.

Antonyms for advertise

verb advertise

  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.
  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.
  • withhold — to hold back; restrain or check.
  • suppress — to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.): to suppress the Communist and certain left-leaning parties.
  • bottle up — If you bottle up strong feelings, you do not express them or show them, especially when this makes you tense or angry.

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