Advert meaning

ăd-vûrt
The definition of advert means to call attention to something.

An example of advert is when someone points out a sign she sees on the roadside.

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To turn attention. Used with to .

The board next adverted to compensation issues.

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To call attention; refer. Used with to .

He adverted to the problem in the opening paragraph.

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An advertisement.
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To call attention or turn one's attention (to); refer or allude.
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Advertisement
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(UK, informal) An advertisement, an ad.
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To turn attention.
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To call attention, refer; construed with to.

He adverted to the problem in the opening paragraph.

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Origin of advert

  • Middle English adverten from Old French advertir to notice from Latin advertere to turn toward adverse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English adverten, from Old French advertir "to notice", from Latin advertere "to turn toward". See adverse.

    From Wiktionary