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What does advert mean?
Advert is short for advertisement. It is primarily used in the U.K. in the same way that American speakers use the word ad.
Advert is also a verb that means to call attention to or reference something. This is easy to remember since the purpose of advertisements is to get your attention.
Example: There are way too many adverts on this page.
Where does advert come from?
As a shortening of advertisement, advert has been in use since at least the 1800s. The first records of advert used as a verb come from around the 1400s. It comes from the Latin verb advertere, meaning “to turn one’s attention to (something),” from a combination of ad-, meaning “toward,” and vertere, “to turn.” The word advertise is based on the same root.
The very similar-looking verb avert is based on the same root as the verb advert but has just about the opposite meaning: to avert is to turn away or look away, but to advert is to turn one’s attention toward something. As a verb, advert is always followed by to. If a meeting goes off on a tangent, you could advert to the topic at hand. When you’re chatting with someone, you might briefly advert to something you just heard about—meaning you remark about it or comment on it. These are common actions, but advert is not a commonly used verb.
It is much more commonly used as a noun meaning “ad.” Speakers of British English see adverts in all the same places that American speakers see ads, and they have different names for those things, too, like the tele (TV) and the tube (subway).
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- adverts (plural)
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How is advert used in real life?
When it refers to an advertisement, advert is used informally—exactly the same way ad is used.
American shows have way too many adverts.
— Don Dada 🇯🇲 (@AshhOnline) April 4, 2020
Let me tell you something I’m not watching a movie with adverts
— slept through the flight (@Kai_InTheKut) April 5, 2020
The new trend in taking vitamins. Ovaltine advert, 1946. pic.twitter.com/LycUjEZO5u
— Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian) March 26, 2020
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Is advert used correctly in the following sentence?
Advert to the fine print on the advert before you sign up for the promotional deal.
How to use advert in a sentence
When analyzing the data this was another area where the research team saw differentiation depending on the channel where the advert appeared.Cross-channel marketing: why you shouldn’t put all your eggs in the Google basket|Rob Wass Akanshaa Khare|March 26, 2021|Search Engine Watch
The complex system of RTB can use people’s sensitive personal data to serve adverts and requires people’s explicit consent, which is not happening right now.UK resumes privacy oversight of adtech, warns platform audits are coming|Natasha Lomas|January 22, 2021|TechCrunch
Ded Moroz and Snegurochka regularly feature in adverts, including for Pepsi and Russia’s Sberbank.How Soviet Russia Banished Their Version of Santa Claus, Then Brought Him Back to Spread Communist Cheer|Madeline Roache|December 24, 2020|Time
So, this commitment to tackle hidden adverts and overhaul the way people post on Instagram—making it difficult for users to ignore the law—is a welcome step forward.Influencers beware: The U.K. is cracking down on undisclosed Instagram shilling|David Meyer|October 16, 2020|Fortune
Right from the start, Vivaldi blocks all web trackers and online ads, but you can tweak these settings and allow adverts on sites you want to support—like Popular Science, for example.
By 15, Shields was saying: “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins” in an advert for Calvin Klein underwear.
Every other week I see a new advert or tweet or something online advertising a taxidermy workshop.
“Rage Against the Regime” read a sign taped onto a Carlsberg advert near my house.Ukraine’s Eurolution Is a PR Godsend for the Struggling E.U.|Vijai Maheshwari|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Check out this fabulous new advert for Landrover featuring the Queen's grandaughter Zara Philips.Gross Out! Horse Sneeze in New Zara Philips Land Rover Ad!||September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As an instance of explicit references made to the duty, we may advert to the blessing of Moses on the tribe of Levi.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Before, however, I begin a new chapter and with it the above-mentioned sketch, I should like to advert to a few other matters.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
Having detained you so long with these observations, I must yet advert to another most interesting topic,--the Free Schools.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
Notwithstanding the faults to which we have found it necessary to advert, Sarah was unquestionably a great character.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I|Francis Augustus Cox
But now to advert to the hypothetical case of the virtuous family receiving a visit from a few select friends.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)|Timothy East