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Noun: advertising  'ad-vu(r),tI-zing
  1. A public promotion of some product or service
    - ad, advertisement, advertizement [US, non-standard], advertizing [US, non-standard], advert
  2. The business of drawing public attention to goods and services
    - publicizing, publicising [Brit]
Verb: advertise  'ad-vu(r),tIz
  1. Call attention to
    "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS";
    - publicize, advertize [US, non-standard], publicise [Brit]
  2. Make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
    "The company is heavily advertising their new laptops";
    - advertize [US, non-standard], promote, push, flack [N. Amer]

Derived forms: advertisings

Type of: announce, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, denote, packaging, praise, promotion, promotional material, publicity

Encyclopedia: Advertising