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English definition of “tout”

tout

verb (MAKE KNOWN)    /taʊt/
[T] to advertise , talk about, or praise something or someone repeatedly , especially as a way of encouraging people to like, accept , or buy something: The minister has been touting these ideas for some time . He is being widely touted as the next leader of the Social Democratic party . Several insurance companies are now touting their services / wares on local radio .Advertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailing [I] to repeatedly try to persuade people to buy your goods or services : There were hundreds of taxis at the airport , all touting for business / custom .Selling
(Definition of tout verb (MAKE KNOWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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