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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v advertise call attention to "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS"
    • v advertise make publicity for; try to sell (a product) "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model","The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce. Ironically his name means "apple sauce" in Japanese
    • v. t Advertise 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. "I will advertise thee what this people shall do."
    • Advertise 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In America in the early days of TV, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder
    • advertise To take note of; notice; observe.
    • advertise To inform; give notice, advice, or intelligence to, whether of a past or present event, or of something future: as, I advertised him of my intention.
    • advertise To give information to the public concerning; make public intimation or announcement of, by publication in periodicals, by printed bills, etc., as of anything for sale, lost or found, a meeting, an entertainment, or the like.
    • advertise Synonyms To apprise, inform.
    • advertise To make known, announce, proclaim, promulgate, publish.
    • advertise To take note; take heed; consider.
    • advertise To make public announcement of anything of which it is desired to inform the public; announce one's wishes or intentions by advertisement: as, to advertise for something that is wanted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before 1883, the three-cent U.S. stamp was also used for advertising. The advertisment was located on the back of the stamp for various products
    • v.t Advertise ad-vėrt-īz′ to turn one's attention to: to inform: to give public information or announcement of:
    • v.t Advertise ad-vėrt-īz′ or ad′-, to turn one's attention to: to inform: to give public information or announcement of:
    • v.t Advertise ad-vėrt-īz′ (obs.) to instruct
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  • James R. Adams
    James R. Adams
    “Advertising is the principal reason why the business person has come to inherit the earth.”
  • Archibishop of Canterbury
    Archibishop of Canterbury
    “I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.”
  • Bruce Barton
    “Advertising is the very essence of democracy.”
  • Tim Bell
    Tim Bell
    “Telling lies does not work in advertising.”
  • William Bernbach
    William Bernbach
    “In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”
  • Bill Cosby
    “The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from L. See Advert.


In literature:

To obtain credit the only certain method is to advertise.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
The waste of money on public works induced Arthur to advertise the need for a reduction of the revenue.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
A programme which was advertised in the local papers and happily carried out.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
The expert who studies the advertisements in the newspapers will observe that they often subserve such perverse tendencies.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
Newspapers and magazines are making surveys of the buying habits of their readers as a basis for advertising.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
These three thoughts, dominant in Yuban advertising, should be woven into the fabric of all coffee advertising.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Back of the bars a melancholy array of soda-water advertised lack of interest in soft drinks.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Can you not find the advertisement, Mr.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
This was a rare occurrence; for Mr. McSwiver, though he had advertised himself as having "no incumbrance," was by no means an ease-taking man.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Nebraska received a large number of migrants as a direct result of self-advertisement.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott

In poetry:

Said the Network skeleton
Believe my lies
Said the Advertising skeleton
Don't get wise!
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
I have been watching the war map slammed up for
advertising in front of the newspaper office.
Buttons—red and yellow buttons—blue and black buttons—
are shoved back and forth across the map.
"Buttons" by Carl Sandburg
And since helmets of steel bone rind
The great heads of the Numerous Mind
No glories of your breast and thighs
Shall these poor verses advertise-
Only the dry debility
Of a spent wind in a winter tree.
"The Progress Of Œnia" by Allen Tate
A lady and gentleman of the Music Hall company, Monti & Spry,
Managed to make their escape by climbing up very high
To an advertisement board, and smashing the glass of the fanlight,
And squeezed themselves through with a great fight.
"The Burning of the People's Variety Theatre, Aberdeen" by William Topaz McGonagall
"Why so I will, you noisy bird,
This very day I'll advertise you,
Perhaps some busy ones may prize you.
A fine-tongued parrot as was ever heard,
I'll word it thus—set forth all charms about you,
And say no family should be without you."
"Why Not Do It, Sir, Today?" by Charles Lamb
Within is emptiness: the sunlight falls
On faded journals papering its walls;
On advertisement chromos, torn with time,
Around a hearth where wasps and spiders build.--
The house is dead; meseems that night of crime
It, too, was shot and killed.
"Feud" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Nike CEO Phil Knight is a 2-time winner of the 'Olympics of Advertising'.
Classified advertising rates, Advertising, The Bend Bulletin publishes Bend / Central Oregon Local news, Oregon State news, Bend Sports, Business news, Oregon Weather, Bend Entertainment, Classifieds .
Advertising Contacts for our Advertising Department.
Cliff Freeman & Partners, the very small and very new New York advertising agency, received the coveted award for best national television advertising campaign last night at the 29th annual Clio Awards ceremony in New York.
SAN FRANCISCO — In the race for digital advertising dollars, Google has been the clear winner, with its ability to customize advertisements based on what you search for.
Campaign advertising follows the same rules as regular advertising.
Associate Sports Editor (, The Advertiser-Tribune.
Many people are attracted to advertising value equivalency (AVE) because it appears able to put a dollar value on media coverage and, by extension, allow media relations people to compare their results with advertising.
Travel, editorial and advertising photographer Andrew Geiger shot the Fall/Winter 2012 catalog and advertising campaign for adventure clothing company ExOfficio .
Jumping on this trend, online advertising startup Flite has launched a new mobile advertising platform for iPhones and iPads.
A lot of thought and debate went into deciding on the honorees for the 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising list that appears in this week's Advertising Age, but Oprah was a shoo-in.
Travel, editorial and advertising photographer Andrew Geiger shot the Fall/Winter 2012 catalog and advertising campaign for adventure clothing company ExOfficio.
FDA posted a guide to drug advertising on its site for consumers, B e smart about prescription drug advertising.
With various federal laws banning or limiting certain cigarette product advertising, cigarette packaging itself has become a commercially accepted form of advertising. Genealogical societies that index a record set receive a copy of the images and indexes , as well as free advertising from (I'm not sure what form the advertising will take).

In science:

As advertised above, the functional form of the Rk is different in the microscopic region.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Applying this principle to the above specialization in which Mn (Λ) is T (n, q) and using Macdonald’s principal specialization formula (page 337 of [Mac]) gives the advertised proof of Theorem 12 by means of symmetric functions and potential theory.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
For instance, if a node is a web site, η could be a measure of the number of related TV commercials, or tube advertisements.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
This bijection was advertised/announced by Zeilberger in his very own journal .
Random partitions with non negative rth differences
Together with the lack of relations with experiment, existing for more traditional spheres of theoretical physics, the wide advertising of string theory brought only negative attention to this field of science especially among quite conservative physicists.
String Theory or Field Theory?