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advertisement

ad·ver·tise·ment

advertisement

pronunciation:
aed vr taIz mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a notice or public announcement designed to gain public attention, esp. to promote the sale of certain products.
Some television advertisements seem ridiculous but are very effective in selling their product.I put an advertisement in the newspaper to sell my car.
 
synonyms:
ad
similar words:
announcement, blurb, circular, commercial, display, flier, handbill, leaflet, notice, plug, poster, promotion
definition 2: the act of making something widely known.
The advertisement of her drinking problem in the news media embarrassed her family.
synonyms:
announcement, disclosure, publication
similar words:
broadcasting, circulation, promotion, propagation
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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 advertisement contains the following parts:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.