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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.
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. © 2015 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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