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.

Origin of advert

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First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English a(d)verten, from Old French a(d)vertir (with ad- replacing a- a-5), from Latin advertere “to pay attention,” literally, “to turn toward,” from ad- ad- + vertere “to turn”

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Other definitions for advert (2 of 2)

advert2
[ ad-vert ]

nounChiefly British Informal.

Origin of advert

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By shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for advert (1 of 2)

advert1

/ (ˈædvɜːt) /


noun
  1. British informal short for advertisement

British Dictionary definitions for advert (2 of 2)

advert2

/ (ədˈvɜːt) /


verb
  1. (intr foll by to) to draw attention (to); refer (to)

Origin of advert

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C15: from Latin advertere to turn one's attention to. See adverse

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