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English Dictionary: advertise by the DICT Development Group
2 results for advertise
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
advertise
v
  1. call attention to; "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS"
    Synonym(s): advertise, publicize, advertize, publicise
  2. make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
    Synonym(s): advertise, advertize, promote, push
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Advertise \Ad`ver*tise"\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Advertised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Advertising}.] [F. avertir,
      formerly also spelt advertir, to warn, give notice to, L.
      advertere to turn to. The ending was probably influenced by
      the noun advertisement. See {Advert}.]
      To give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make
      known; hence, to warn; -- often followed by of before the
      subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss.
      [Archaic]
  
               I will advertise thee what this people shall do. --Num.
                                                                              xxiv. 14.
  
      4. To give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a
            printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost
            article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.
  
      Syn: To apprise; inform; make known; notify; announce;
               proclaim; promulgate; publish.
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