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
  1. verb
    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
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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
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    praise
    express approval of
  2. verb
    call attention to
    synonyms: advertize, publicise, publicize
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    headline
    publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
    ballyhoo
    advertize noisily or blatantly
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    announce, denote
    make known; make an announcement
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