From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Advertise \Ad`ver*tise"\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Advertised; p. pr. & vb. n. Advertising.] [F. avertir,
   formerly also spelt advertir, to warn, give notice to, L.
   advertere to turn to. The ending was probably influenced by
   the noun advertisement. See Advert.]
   To give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make
   known; hence, to warn; -- often followed by of before the
   subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss.
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         I will advertise thee what this people shall do. --Num.
                                                  xxiv. 14.
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   4. To give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a
      printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost
      article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.
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   Syn: To apprise; inform; make known; notify; announce;
        proclaim; promulgate; publish.
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