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Tout

To promote a security in order to attract buyers.

Tout

To strongly encourage investors to buy a particular security. Touting usually comes from someone with a strong interest in seeing the security's price rise, such as a large shareholder, a public relations firm, or even the issuing company itself. To tout is illegal in some circumstances, notably around the date of registration with the SEC.

tout

To foster interest in a particular company or security. For example, a broker might tout a security to a client in the hope that the client will purchase the security.
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The Purple Rain artist does not want people being ripped off by ticket tout websites and took to Twitter to vent his anger.
Mr Watson is a member of a cross-party group of MPs campaigning for a crackdown on ticket touts.
Ticket touts outside White Hart Lane, London, March 1959 Picture: Mirrorpix
Leading a Commons debate, Ms Hodgson warned that "parasitical" ticket touts could be harming Britain's tourist industry by making it harder for visitors from overseas to attend events.
My team has been working tirelessly to clamp down on ticket touts.
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Consumer Direct is urging people to take sensible precautions to avoid losing out to ticket touts, scam websites and the practices of some ticket resale operators.
HOWARD DAWSON is missing the point (Letters, November 25) over ticket touts.
TICKET touts will be kept away from Wimbledon with the introduction of a temporary dispersal zone.
The club's operations director Simon Lee said: "We believe by setting the standard of a 'zero tolerance' to individuals breaking the terms and conditions and selling on their tickets, we will help squeeze ticket touts out of business and protect the genuine fans wishing to come to the game.
Organisers of the Dubai Tennis Championships are warning fans to be on their guard against ticket touts targeting this year's event.
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