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advertise

ad·ver·tise

advertise

pronunciation:
aed vr taIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: advertised, advertises, advertising
definition 1: to tell about something so people will want to buy it.
Automobile companies advertise their new car models every fall.
similar words:
announce, bill, plug, publish, push, sell
definition 2: to try to find something by putting a notice in a public place.
Acme, Inc. advertised for workers in the newspaper.
derivation: advertiser (n.)
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broader category that includes advertising
similar to advertising
some actions associated with advertising
some kinds of advertisements
some parts of advertisements
some people associated with advertising
some places for advertising
some subjects of advertisements
Word Parts
The word advertise contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).