Origin of advertMiddle English adverten from Old French avertir from Classical Latin advertere from ad-, to + vertere, to turn: see verse
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.
to call attention or turn one's attention (to); refer or allude
Chiefly Brit., Informal advertisement
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)
- These pictures would be placed on the front, with an advert for Peck and Snyder sportswear products printed on the back.
- Elastica were born in 1993 when Frischmann brought in guitarist Donna Matthews, Justine Welch on drums, and Annie Holland on bass, who replied to an advert in the press.
- Advertisement: A couple can also write the engagement announcement in the form of advert space in an online publication.
- An advert in 'The Stage' magazine looking for young female singers attracted the attention of five hopefuls in 1993.
- It is necessary here to advert to a subject much debated during recent years, viz.