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"advertise" in British English

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advertiseverb [T or I]

uk   /ˈæd.və.taɪz/  us   /-vɚ-/
B1 to make something ​knowngenerally or in ​public, ​especially in ​order to ​sell it: We advertised ​ourcar in the ​localnewspaper. He advertises his ​services on the ​companynoticeboard. I'm going to advertise for (= put a ​notice in the ​newspaper, ​localshop, etc., ​asking for) someone to ​clean my ​house. There's no ​harm in ​applying for other ​jobs, but if I were you, I wouldn't advertise the ​fact (= make it ​generallyknown) at ​work.

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advertiser
noun [C] uk   /ˈæd.və.taɪ.zər/  us   /-vɚ.taɪ.zɚ/
While ​claiming to ​promotepositiveimages of women, advertisers are in ​fact doing the very ​opposite.
(Definition of advertise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"advertise" in American English

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advertiseverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈæd·vərˌtɑɪz/
to make something ​knowngenerally or in ​public, esp. in ​order to ​sell it: [T] He advertises his ​business on the ​Internet. [I] I’m going to advertise for (= put a ​notice in the ​newspaperasking for) someone to ​clean my ​house.
advertiser
noun [C]  us   /ˈæd·vərˌtɑɪ·zər/
Car ​companies are ​major TV advertisers.
(Definition of advertise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"advertise" in Business English

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advertiseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈædvətaɪz/
MARKETING to make a ​product or ​service known about in ​order to ​sell it, for ​example using the ​internet, ​magazines, ​television, or billboards: Financial ​companies have ​changed the way they advertise. The ​product was heavily advertised in ​localmedia.advertise sth as sth The ​bond was originally advertised as "no ​liability to basic ​rateincometax".
WORKPLACE, HR to make it known that a ​job or ​work is ​available, by putting an ​advertisement in a ​newspaper or on the ​internet: advertise for sth The ​company is advertising for a new ​commercialmanager.
(Definition of advertise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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