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Definition 1: a public promotion of some product or service - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for advert in the sense of this definition

(advert is a kind of ...) a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

"the packaging of new ideas"

(... is a kind of advert ) advertising sent directly to prospective customers via the mail

(... is a kind of advert ) an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest

(... is a kind of advert ) an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

"he mailed the circular to all subscribers"

(... is a kind of advert ) a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television

(... is a kind of advert ) a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper

(... is a kind of advert ) an advertisement that is sent by mail

(... is a kind of advert ) an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report

(... is a kind of advert ) an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future

(... is a kind of advert ) the advertisement of a star's name at the top of a theatrical poster

Definition 2: make a more or less disguised reference to - [verb of communication]

Samples where advert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

Synonyms for advert in the sense of this definition

(advert is a kind of ...) drop a hint; intimate by a hint

(advert implies ...) have as a meaning

"`multi-' denotes `many' "

(advert has a similar meaning as ...) be relevant to

"There were lots of questions referring to her talk" "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

Definition 3: make reference to - [verb of communication]

Samples where advert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Synonyms for advert in the sense of this definition

(advert is a kind of ...) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

(... is a kind of advert ) mention something unpleasant from the past

"Drag up old stories"

(... is a kind of advert ) put forward for consideration or discussion

"raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"

(... is a kind of advert ) refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them

(... is a kind of advert ) cite as an authority; resort to

"He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"

(... is a kind of advert ) refer to or discuss briefly

(... is a kind of advert ) refer to for illustration or proof

"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

(... is a kind of advert ) mention favorably, as in prayer

"remember me in your prayers"

(... is a kind of advert ) mention someone's name who just then appears

(... is a kind of advert ) mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

"Remember me to your wife"

(... is a kind of advert ) refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists

Definition 4: give heed (to) - [verb of perception]

Samples where advert or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for advert in the sense of this definition

(advert is a kind of ...) hear with intention

"Listen to the sound of this cello"

(... is a kind of advert ) pay attention to exclusively and obsessively

"The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"

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