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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. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I will advertise thee what this people shall do. --Num. xxiv. 14. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To apprise; inform; make known; notify; announce; proclaim; promulgate; publish. [1913 Webster]