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publicitynoun [U]

uk   /pʌbˈlɪs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
B2 the activity of making certain that someone or something attracts a lot of interest or attention from many people, or the attention received as a result of this activity: He attracted a lot of adverse/bad publicity with his speech about unmarried mothers. Her first novel was published last year in a blaze of (= with a lot of) publicity. We have planned an exciting publicity campaign with our advertisers. The publicity generated by the court case has given a welcome boost to our sales. The normally publicity-shy director will be making several public appearances for the launch of the movie. The enormous publicity surrounding the case will make it very difficult to hold a fair trial. The pop group's arrival by hot-air balloon was just a publicity stunt (= an unusual way of attracting the public's attention).
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in Korean 홍보…
in Arabic دَعاية, إعلان…
in Portuguese publicidade…
in Catalan publicitat…
in Japanese 宣伝, 広告…
in Italian pubblicità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣傳活動, 宣傳,推廣, 關注…
in Russian реклама…
in Turkish tanıtma, reklâm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣传活动, 宣传,推广, 关注…
in Polish reklama, rozgłos…
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