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ad•ver•tise



Pronunciation: (ad'vur-tīz", ad"vur-tīz'), [key]
v., -tised, -tis•ing.


v.t.
1. to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste.
2. to give information to the public about; announce publicly in a newspaper, on radio or television, etc.: to advertise a reward.
3. to call attention to, in a boastful or ostentatious manner: Stop advertising yourself!
4. Obs.to give notice, advice, or information to; inform: I advertised him of my intention.
5. Obs.to admonish; warn.

v.i.
1. to ask for something by placing a notice in a newspaper, over radio or television, etc.: to advertise for a house to rent.
2. to offer goods for sale or rent, solicit funds, etc., by means of advertisements: It pays to advertise.
3. Cards.
a. Poker.to bluff so as to make the bluff obvious.
b. Rummy.to discard a card in order to induce an opponent to discard one of the same suit or denomination. Also,advertize.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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