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advertise for (someone or something)

To make information known to a wider audience, usually with the intention to obtain or sell a product or service. When her house needed repairs, Kelly advertised for a handyman. The company hired me to advertise for their new product line. Hey, I saw that you guys were advertising for a cashier. Is that job still available?
See also: advertise, for

it pays to advertise

Advertising is advantageous (by bringing more attention, money, business, etc.) to whatever is being promoted. A: "Oh, I've seen videos of your performances online!" B: "Wow, it pays to advertise, huh?" We've gotten 10 orders since that ad campaign launched this morning—it pays to advertise, all right!
See also: advertise, pay, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

advertise for someone or something

to advertise one's intention to purchase something or hire a particular type of person. Did you advertise for a new receptionist?
See also: advertise, for

advertise something for (a price)

to make known by public notice that something is to be sold at a particular price. Is this the one that was advertised for a dollar?
See also: advertise, for

advertise something for something

to make known by public notice, such as broadcast or print notice, that something is available for purchase or rent. Was this apartment advertised for rent?
See also: advertise, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The modified instrument was used to assess consumer skepticism toward advertising in general, as well as among five different media (newspaper, television, radio, magazine and the Internet) and for six product categories (pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, real estate, automobile and retailing) that were the most commonly advertised categories in China.
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While a portion of your job search may be devoted to locating posted positions, the only way to beat the odds and the competition is to actively market yourself and locate positions before they are advertised.
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Critics of the industry have been quick to seize upon studies indicating that teenage smokers disproportionately prefer the most advertised cigarette brands.
In contrast, emotional advertising appeals to feelings and pleasure, which are related to the advertised products.
If an advertised product's implied claims to contraceptive attributes failed, they had no acceptable means of recourse.
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The lifting of the advertising restriction on doctors was given a boost by a court case involving two dentists who advertised their service, raising the ire of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons.
Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of death in the United States (1), yet cigarettes are one of the most heavily advertised products.
The second part, which was completed only by those respondents who indicated that they advertised, addressed the reasons why they advertised and the advertising media they used.
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