Associations to the word «Advertise»
ADVERTISE, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To notify (someone) of something; to call someone's attention to something. [from 15th c.]
ADVERTISE, verb. (transitive) To give (especially public) notice of (something); to announce publicly. [from 15th c.]
ADVERTISE, verb. (intransitive) To provide information about a person or goods and services to influence others. [from 18th c.]
ADVERTISE, verb. (transitive) To provide public information about (a product, service etc.) in order to attract public awareness and increase sales. [from 19th c.]
ADVERTISE, verb. Call attention to; "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS".
ADVERTISE, verb. Make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.