Advertise
Advertise Ad`ver*tise" (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advertised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Advertising}.] [F. avertir, formerly also spelt advertir, to warn, give notice to, L. advertere to turn to. The ending was probably influenced by the noun advertisement. See {Advert}.] To give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make known; hence, to warn; -- often followed by of before the subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

I will advertise thee what this people shall do. --Num. xxiv. 14. [1913 Webster]

4. To give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To apprise; inform; make known; notify; announce; proclaim; promulgate; publish. [1913 Webster]


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  • advertise — is spelt ise, not ize …   Modern English usage

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