1 [ad-vurt]
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.

1375–1425; late Middle English a(d)verten < Old French a(d)vertirLatin advertere to pay attention, equivalent to ad- ad- + vertere to turn; ad- replacing a- a-5

1. allude. Unabridged


2 [ad-vert]
noun Chiefly British Informal.

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advert1 (ədˈvɜːt)
vb (foll by to)
to draw attention (to); refer (to)
[C15: from Latin advertere to turn one's attention to. See adverse]

advert2 (ˈædvɜːt)
informal (Brit) short for advertisement

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Example sentences
Include someone who has been on the market recently to help you draft the marketing plan for the job advert.
The duration of their log in period may not be enough to find an advert that appeals.
What the moderator isn't telling you is that after each of my postings, somebody puts up a spam advert for merchandise.
Advertisers can keep a tab of how many times each advert is seen.
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