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aed vr taIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: advertised, advertises, advertising
definition 1: to present (a product or idea) in a favorable light to win public patronage, support, or approval.
They advertise their products on both radio and television.
promote, publicize
similar words:
announce, ballyhoo, bill, blazon, circularize, hype, plug, propagandize, propagate, publish, push, sell, tout, vaunt
definition 2: to direct attention to.
He advertises his wealth by driving fancy cars and wearing flashy gold jewelry.
similar words:
announce, bill, blaze, disclose, display, herald, noise, proclaim, reveal, show
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to use public media to promote a product or idea.
If you want to sell your product, you have to advertise.
similar words:
propagandize, publish
definition 2: to try to locate something by placing a notice or advertisement before the public (usu. fol. by for).
She advertised for a baby-sitter in the newspaper.He advertised for a position as a product designer.
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 ).