[ 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.

Origin of advert

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for adverted (1 of 2)

/ (ˈædvɜːt) /


British informal short for advertisement

British Dictionary definitions for adverted (2 of 2)

/ (ədˈvɜːt) /


(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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