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ADVERT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does advert mean? 

ADVERT (noun)
  The noun ADVERT has 1 sense:

1. a public promotion of some product or service

  Familiarity information: ADVERT used as a noun is very rare.


ADVERT (verb)
  The verb ADVERT has 3 senses:

1. give heed (to)
2. make a more or less disguised reference to
3. make reference to

  Familiarity information: ADVERT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADVERT (noun)


Sense 1advert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A public promotion of some product or service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

ad; advertizing; advertizement; advertising; advertisement; advert

Hypernyms ("advert" is a kind of...):

packaging; promotion; promotional material; publicity (a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "advert"):

direct mail (advertising sent directly to prospective customers via the mail)

top billing (the advertisement of a star's name at the top of a theatrical poster)

teaser (an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest)

bill; broadsheet; broadside; circular; flier; flyer; handbill; throwaway (an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution)

commercial; commercial message (a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television)

newspaper ad; newspaper advertisement (a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper)

mailer (an advertisement that is sent by mail)

advertorial (an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report)

preview; prevue; trailer (an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future)


ADVERT (verb)


Sense 1advert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give heed (to)

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

advert; give ear; pay heed; attend; hang

Context examples:

The children in the audience attended the recital quietly / She hung on his every word / They attended to everything he said

Hypernyms (to "advert" is one way to...):

listen (hear with intention)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "advert"):

fixate (pay attention to exclusively and obsessively)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2advert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a more or less disguised reference to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

allude; advert; touch

Context example:

He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

Hypernyms (to "advert" is one way to...):

hint; suggest (drop a hint; intimate by a hint)

"Advert" entails doing...:

denote; refer (have as a meaning)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3advert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make reference to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

refer; cite; mention; advert; name; bring up

Context example:

His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Hypernyms (to "advert" is one way to...):

have in mind; mean; think of (intend to refer to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "advert"):

cross-refer (refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists)

drag up; dredge up (mention something unpleasant from the past)

bring up; raise (put forward for consideration or discussion)

namedrop (refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them)

appeal; invoke (cite as an authority; resort to)

touch on (refer to or discuss briefly)

cite; quote (refer to for illustration or proof)

remember (mention favourably, as in prayer)

speak of the devil (mention someone's name who just then appears)

commend; remember (mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


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