advert

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[ ad-vurt ]
/ ædˈvɜrt /

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.

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Origin of advert

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

SYNONYMS FOR advert

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British Dictionary definitions for adverted (1 of 2)

advert1
/ (ˈædvɜːt) /

noun

British informal short for advertisement

British Dictionary definitions for adverted (2 of 2)

advert2
/ (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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