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ad·ver·tise

 (ăd′vər-tīz′)
v. ad·ver·tised, ad·ver·tis·ing, ad·ver·tis·es
v.tr.
1. To make public announcement of, especially to proclaim the qualities or advantages of (a product or business) so as to increase sales. See Synonyms at announce.
2. To make known; call attention to: advertised my intention to resign.
3. To warn or notify: "This event advertises me that there is such a fact as death" (Henry David Thoreau).
v.intr.
1. To call the attention of the public to a product or business.
2. To inquire or seek in a public notice, as in a newspaper: advertise for an apartment.

[Middle English advertisen, to notify, from Old French advertir, advertiss-, to notice; see advert1.]

ad′ver·tis′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.advertised - called to public attentionadvertised - called to public attention; "these advertised products"
publicised, publicized - made known; especially made widely known
References in classic literature ?
So he makes the best of it; and when the sailors find him not to be the man that is advertised, they let him pass, and he descends into the cabin.
The nest which had been advertised had not included feathers for quite so many birds as there were in this family.
If I had advertised another miracle I couldn't have raised an audience with a sheriff.
We will suppose, for argument's sake, that the first reward is advertised and the second offered by private letter to pawnbrokers and--"
And there was a thief aboard, and he had them two big di'monds that's advertised out here on this courthouse door; and he slipped ashore with his hand-bag and struck out into the dark and the storm, and he was a-hoping he could get to this town all right and be safe.
who advertised in the -shire Herald of last Thursday, possesses the acquirements mentioned, and if she is in a position to give satisfactory references as to character and competency, a situation can be offered her where there is but one pupil, a little girl, under ten years of age; and where the salary is thirty pounds per annum.
I was born with a caul, which was advertised for sale, in the newspapers, at the low price of fifteen guineas.
The simplicity of the imprudent man was suddenly abused; and so he passed his time with them certain days, which he did in Maybole with Thomas Kennedie, uncle to the said Earl: after which the said Mr Allan passed, with quiet company, to visit the place and bounds of Crossraguel, [his abbacy,] of which the said Earl being surely advertised, determined to put in practice the tyranny which long before he had conceaved.
Our apprehensions were very much increased by our suspicion of the camel-drivers, who, as we imagined, had advertised the Galles of our arrival.