• (RP) IPA: /ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt/, occasionally /ˈædvətaɪzmənt/
  • (GA) /ˈædvɚˌtaɪzmənt/, less often IPA: /ədˈvɝtɪzmənt/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /ˈædvəˌtʌɪzmənt/, /ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt/
  • (Singapore) IPA: /ˌædvəˈtɪzmənt/


  1. (marketing) A commercial solicitation designed to sell some commodity, service or similar.
    Companies try to sell their products using advertisements in form of placards, television spots and print publications.
  2. A public notice.
    The city council placed an advertisement in the local newspaper to inform its residents of the forthcoming roadworks.
  3. A recommendation of a particular product, service or person.
    The good manners and intelligence of the students are an advertisement for the school.
  4. (obsolete) Notoriety.
  • (commercial solicitation) ad, advert
  • (public notice)
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