advertise for (someone or something)

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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
"We've been tracking local advertising for over 30 years and have witnessed the decline of print advertising and now we see serious threats to local radio and TV.
Finally, it is the social networks such as Twitter and Instagram that are heavily reliant on advertising for revenues.
Advertisers may advance toward more visually striking kinds of advertising for the purpose of counterbalancing their incapacity to target.
Although skepticism itself is a multidimensional phenomenon that deserves investigation from a variety of perspectives, such as the literal truth of ad claims, the motives of the advertisers, the value of the information to oneself or society, or the propriety of advertising for specific audiences, Obermiller and Spangenberg specifically state that their definition is limited to the sense of disbelief and constrained to advertising, which is further conceptualized as a stable and generalizable marketplace belief.
Even Gatorade, a sports drink, spent over $30 million on television advertising for various products.
"It's important for public schools to know that private schools have been advertising for a long time.
The purpose of this research is to fill that void by drawing a descriptive narrative of the individual that uses advertising for consumption-related decision making and the individual that supports its regulation based on a nationally representative sample.
Fifty years ago, Dorfman & Steiner (1954) demonstrated the optimal level of advertising for a monopolist occurs when the advertising to sales ratio is equal to the ratio of the advertising elasticity to the price elasticity, which is commonly referred to as the Dorfman-Steiner advertising rule.
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.
Anglican Journal's advertising policy, which is set by the newspaper's board of directors, dictates (in part), "We accept no advertising for tobacco, small loans or lotteries.
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