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)