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advertise for

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.
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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?
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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?
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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?
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Well, the fact is they're advertising for a shop-walker tomorrow," said Athelny, looking at him doubtfully through his glasses.
The other, smiling straight at him, uttered very slowly: "You've been advertising for your son, I believe?
The old man was advertising for me then, and a chum I had with me had a no- tion of getting a couple quid out of him by writ- ing a lot of silly nonsense in a letter.
It's important for public schools to know that private schools have been advertising for a long time.
The Teletronics case appears to be the first of its kind to address the intriguing question of whether posting arguably non-promotional information on a Web site is advertising for purposes of insurance coverage.
Some books are advertised to the academic market, says Rockelle Henderson, associate director of advertising for Harper-Collins.
The problem is that advertising for adults often can't be segregated so that children are not exposed to it--you can't have, say, one section of the ballpark visible only to adults and another only to kids.
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