advertise

The verb advertise means to publicize a service or product in order to try to get you to buy or use it. If you see people eating delicious-looking chocolate in a television commercial, for example, you'll probably want to buy it.

You don't have to use television, radio, or print media to advertise something — or even try to sell it at all. In fact, the word advertise can also simply mean to call attention to something. Your neighbors might advertise their lottery win by parking flashy cars in the driveway and having an endless supply of packages delivered to their house.

Definitions of advertise
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v make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Synonyms:
advertize, promote, push
agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press, push
exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
Types:
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propagandise, propagandize
spread by propaganda
plug
make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
bill
advertise especially by posters or placards
agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press, push
exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
Type of:
praise
express approval of

v call attention to

“Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS”
Synonyms:
advertize, publicise, publicize
Types:
headline
publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
ballyhoo
advertize noisily or blatantly
Type of:
announce, denote
make known; make an announcement

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