Advert vs Sales - What's the difference?

advert | sales |

As verbs the difference between advert and sales

is that advert is to turn attention while sales is .

As a noun advert

is (british|informal) an advertisement, an ad.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



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(en noun)
  • (British, informal) An advertisement, an ad.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=March 1, author=Phil McNulty, title=Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd
  • , work=BBC citation , passage=This was a wonderful advert for the Premier League, with both Chelsea and United intent on all-out attack - but Ferguson will be concerned at how his side lost their way after imperiously controlling much of the first period. }}
  • *{{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result.}}


    (en verb)
  • To turn attention.
  • To call attention, refer; construed with to.
  • *1842 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’:
  • *:‘I have before suggested that a genuine blackguard is never without a pocket-handkerchief. But it is not to this fact that I now especially advert .’
  • * 2007 September 9, the , Austria:
  • At a time when creation seems to be endangered in so many ways through human activity, we should consciously advert to this dimension of Sunday, too.


    * refer

    Derived terms

    * advertence * advertency * advertent * advertently * inadvertent * inadvertently




    (en-plural noun)
  • The activities involved in selling goods or services.
  • The amount or value of goods and services sold.
  • Usage notes

    * Often used attributively.


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