—v.t. 1. to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste. 2. to give information to the public about; announce publicly in a newspaper, on radio or television, etc.: to advertise a reward. 3. to call attention to, in a boastful or ostentatious manner: Stop advertising yourself! 4. Obs.to give notice, advice, or information to; inform: I advertised him of my intention. 5. Obs.to admonish; warn.
—v.i. 1. to ask for something by placing a notice in a newspaper, over radio or television, etc.: to advertise for a house to rent. 2. to offer goods for sale or rent, solicit funds, etc., by means of advertisements: It pays to advertise. 3. Cards. a. Poker.to bluff so as to make the bluff obvious.
b. Rummy.to discard a card in order to induce an opponent to discard one of the same suit or denomination. Also,advertize.