advertised


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
I have never met that sort of paragon myself, but I have seen these paragons advertised amongst ships for sale.
It was disposed of to a bookseller, it was even advertised, and why the business proceeded no farther, the author has never been able to learn.
'Business is business, I suppose, and a play has to be advertised somehow.
"If J.E., 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.
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.
And this far for the cruelty committed, to give occasion unto others, and to such as hate the monstrous dealing of degenerate nobility, to look more diligently upon their behaviuours, and to paint them forth unto the world, that they themselves may be ashamed of their own beastliness, and that the world may be advertised and admonished to abhor, detest, and avoid the company of all sic tyrants, who are not worthy of the society of men, but ought to be sent suddenly to the devil, with whom they must burn without end, for their contempt of God, and cruelty committed against his creatures.
It was well advertised, but it hardly needed it: the bold originality, the extraordinary character, the seductive nature, and the vastness of the enterprise provoked comment everywhere and advertised it in every household in the land.
Her breasts advertised at the one time her maturity and youth; and, if by nothing else, her sex was advertised by the one article of finery with which she was adorned, namely a pig's tail, thrust though a hole in her left ear-lobe.
Nothing was more common than to see a lot of likely Irish girls advertised for sale in the newspapers.
The rooms were dried by steam; the cellars were stocked; the manager collected round him his army of skilled servants; and the new hotel was advertised all over Europe to open in October.
He advertised still in the Sunday papers for Harry Hagberd.
Our apprehensions were very much increased by our suspicion of the camel-drivers, who, as we imagined, had advertised the Galles of our arrival.