Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADVERTISES

Maria advertises for a situation, in some of our first families, as private seamstress.

Devilish cold for a place that advertises summer all the year round.

I am the only man who makes the holdouts he advertises for sale himself.

This advertises us that here below we have only a choice of evils.

Thurber has a drug department, and advertises them at 'a grocer's profit.'

In 1798 he advertises ten thousand trees, ten to seventeen feet in height.

It advertises the fact that your silver, your wife's jewels perhaps, are within.

This Brown who advertises is one of the hardest drinkers in town.

You concentrate on a type and every picture you do advertises your devotion.

Advertises hugely; he has the whole back page of The Study about every other week.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to take notice of," from Middle French advertiss-, present participle stem of a(d)vertir "to warn" (12c.), from Latin advertere "turn toward," from ad- "toward" (see ad-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus).

Sense shifted to "to give notice to others, warn" (late 15c.) by influence of advertisement; specific meaning "to call attention to goods for sale, rewards, etc." had emerged by late 18c. Original meaning remains in the verb advert "to give attention to." Related: Advertised; advertising.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.