advert

1
[ ad-vurt ]
/ ædˈvɜrt /
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verb (used without object)

to remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day.
to turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. adverse pressure gradient,
  2. adverse reaction,
  3. adverse selection,
  4. adversely,
  5. adversity,
  6. advertence,
  7. advertency,
  8. advertent,
  9. advertise,
  10. advertised

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

SYNONYMS FOR advert
1. allude.

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British Dictionary definitions for adverted

advert

1
/ (ˈædvɜːt) /

noun

British informal short for advertisement

advert

2
/ (ədˈvɜːt) /

verb

(intr foll by to) to draw attention (to); refer (to)

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 adverted
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