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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.
1. In advertising, the act of making inaccurate claims about a product. If the ads say that a certain product is supposed to be able to do everything under the sun, it's probably false advertising.
2. By extension, in online dating, the act of falsely representing oneself, typically by posting misleading pictures of oneself or otherwise making false claims about oneself. He looked nothing like his Tinder picture—it was total false advertising!
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?
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?
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?