advertise (v.) announce something is for sale 做广告
[例] The soap is advertised on TV for its special flavor.
ad (n, inf) short for advertisement
ad valorem (adj.) of tax that is calculated as a percentage of the value of the goods 从价征税
[例] VAT is a kind of valorem tax.
advertisement (n.) notice/announcement that something is for sale 广告
[例] If you want your house sold, you should have put your advertisement in a more popular newspaper.
advertiser (n.) person/company which advertises 广告商
[例] Advertisers use various ways and media to promote their products.
advertising (n.) the business of designing ads 广告业
[例] She’s in advertising.
advice (n.) recommendation (s) about what you should do 建议、通知（书）
[例] His advice was to close the factory.
[同义词] counsel, recommendation, opinion
advice note (n.) a note to the receiver of goods from the sender that gives details of the quantity and description of goods and when and how they will be transported 通知单
[例] Before you deliver the goods, please fax us an advice note for our confirmation.
advise (v.) recommend what should be done 建议、通知
[同义词] counsel, recommend, suggest
after-sales service (n.) service offered by a supplier to a customer to maintain or repair the product supplied 售后服务
[例] Nowadays many enterprises began to compete in the field of after-sales service.
affiliate 1. (n.) a person or an organization that is attached to a larger organization 成员，联号
[例] That company is an affiliate of a prestigious holding group.
2. (v.) to attach ( a person or an organization) to a larger organization 附属于
[例] The business is affiliated to TCL Group.
afmd (abbr.) aforementioned 上述的
[例] You can refer to afmd post address for the dispatch.
aftermarket (n.) a situation where a newly issued security is traded before its real price has been established in the stock marke. 二级市场
[例] Buy shares on a healthy aftermarket.
after sight (adv.) written on a bill of exchange to show that the bill should be paid within a specified time after the payer is presented within it 见票后付款
[例] The bill should be paid at 60 days after sight.
against all risks (adv.) (of a marine insurance policy) providing insurance for all types of loss or damage 全保险
[例] We insuranced the cargo against all risks.
agenda (n.) order of topics to be discussed at a meeting 会议议程
[例] The first topic on the agenda is salaries.
agent (n.) person who represents a company 代理（商）
[例] Our company’s agent in Middle East has developed a widespread and mature business there.
[同义词] representative, deputy
agiotage (n.) the business of buying and then later selling foreign currencies 套汇
[例] That guy makes a big fortune by agiotage.
airline (n.) a business providing a system of scheduled air transport 航空公司
[例] United Airlines
air time (n.) time given to advertise on TV or radio 电视(收音)广告节目时间
[例] The air time of this new product will be prolonged for 10 seconds.
allocate (v.) give money or other resources in certain proportions 分配
[例] In the budget we allocated most of the money to marketing.
[同义词] assign, designate, allot
allotment (n.) the distribution of new company shares to the people who have applied for them 配股
[例] Allotment has been made by random draw because of oversubscription.
allowance (n.) something, such as money, given at regular intervals or for a specific purpose 津贴
[例] An expenses allowance is paid monthly to each trainee.
amalgamation (n.) a type of reorganization where two or more companies are combined into one company 合并
[例] The amalgamation of the three companies strengthened the corporation.
[同义词] combination, merger
ambition (n.) strong desire to succeed in life or in a job 雄心
[例] My sister has an ambition and desires to get MBA.
[同义词] aspiration, desire, yearning
amenity (n.) a feature that increases attractiveness or value, especially of a piece of real estate or a geographic location 生活福利设施
[例] a sunny apartment with amenities including air conditioning
[同义词] facility, convenience