Meaning of "advertise" in Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /ˈæd·vərˌtɑɪz/ present participle advertising, past tense and past participle advertised

B1 to tell people about a product or service, on television, on the Internet, in newspapers, etc., so that people will buy it:

Companies are not allowed to advertise cigarettes on television.

B1 to put information in a newspaper, on the Internet, etc., asking for someone or something that you need:

My company is advertising for a new receptionist.

(Definition of “advertise” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)