[ 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.
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[ ad-vert ]
/ ˈæd vərt /
noun Chiefly British Informal.
Origin of advert2
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How to use advert in a sentence
After adverting to the disturbances in that province, he made reference to the intended bill.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Without adverting for a second to the measure in debate, he launched forth into a most violent invective on his adversary.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)|Charles James Lever
The two oldest were the sons to whose deaths we are now adverting.
Before adverting to the most serious fact it is as well to epitomize the political action which has created it.Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh|Lin-Le
It will furnish me, also, with an opportunity of adverting to some errors in the work of Messrs Savigny and Corréard.Perils and Captivity|Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
British Dictionary definitions for advert (1 of 2)
/ (ˈædvɜːt) /
British informal short for advertisement
British Dictionary definitions for advert (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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