In a rare show of solidarity, both British English and American English spell advertise with an s in all forms.
To advertise something is to do something to get people’s attention on that object, event, or person. Advertisements are commercials or billboards or print ads with a sole purpose of selling something, even an idea.
This term can be used in a figurative sense. If a girl advertised her presence, she made it abundantly clear she was in the room. Advertised can be used especially if the fact being declared was meant to be hidden.
A person or company which advertises is an advertiser.
Because Extraenergy doesn’t advertise, it is able to “pass on bigger savings to its customers,” Mr Childs added. [The Telegraph]
Coles was also ordered to display a Federal Court notice in its stores and on its website telling shoppers that it had broken Australian consumer law by falsely advertising bread products as “freshly baked” and “baked today”. [Sydney Morning Herald]
The leading candidates in Toronto’s mayoral race put out fresh advertisements this week, taking different tacks to entice voters with less than a month to go in the campaign. [Toronto Star]
“When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That’s what happened here,” the President said. [CNN]
From what I could tell, all the major, notable labels didn’t advertise that they didn’t chill-filter their whiskeys. [Houston Press]
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