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advert

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[ad-vurt]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day.
  2. to turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand.
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Origin of advert

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1375–1425; late Middle English a(d)verten < Old French a(d)vertirLatin advertere to pay attention, equivalent to ad- ad- + vertere to turn; ad- replacing a- a-5

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1. allude.

advert

2
[ad-vert]
noun Chiefly British Informal.
  1. advertisement.
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Origin of advert

2
by shortening
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Related Words for advert

notice, observe, consider, attend

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British Dictionary definitions for advert

advert

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noun
  1. British informal short for advertisement
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advert

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verb
  1. (intr foll by to) to draw attention (to); refer (to)
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Word Origin for advert

C15: from Latin advertere to turn one's attention to. See adverse
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Word Origin and History for advert

v.

mid-15c., averten "to turn (something) aside," from Middle French avertir (12c.), from Late Latin advertere (see advertise). The -d- added 16c. on the Latin model. Related: Adverted; adverting.

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n.

colloquial shortening of advertisement, attested by 1860.

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