An example of advert is when someone points out a sign she sees on the roadside.
Origin of advertMiddle English adverten ; from Old French avertir ; from Classical Latin advertere ; from ad-, to + vertere, to turn: see verse
intransitive verbad·vert·ed, ad·vert·ing, ad·verts
- To turn attention. Used with to: The board next adverted to compensation issues.
- To call attention; refer. Used with to: He adverted to the problem in the opening paragraph.
Origin of advertMiddle English adverten, from Old French advertir, to notice, from Latin advertere, to turn toward; see adverse.
(third-person singular simple present adverts, present participle adverting, simple past and past participle adverted)