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noun


(1)   The business of drawing public attention to goods and services
(2)   A public promotion of some product or service
Wiktonary



Etymology


, formerly also spelled , . The ending was probably influenced by the noun advertisement. See advert.

Verb



  1. To give public notice of; to announce publicly; as to advertise goods for sale, a lost article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.
  2. To provide information about in communications media, especially about goods or services for sale.
  3. To provide information about a person or goods and services to influence others.
    It pays to advertise.

Synonyms


To promote; apprise; inform; make known; notify; announce; proclaim; promulgate; publish.