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advert1

[ad-vurt] /ædˈvɜrt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to):
He adverted briefly to the news of the day.
2.
to turn the attention (usually followed by to):
The committee adverted to the business at hand.
Origin of advert1
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
Synonyms
1. allude.

advert2

[ad-vert] /ˈæd vərt/
noun, Chiefly British Informal.
Origin
by shortening
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advert1

/ˈædvɜːt/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) short for advertisement

advert2

/ədˈvɜːt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) foll by to. to draw attention (to); refer (to)
Word Origin
C15: from Latin advertere to turn one's attention to. See adverse
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Word Origin and History for advert
v.

mid-15c., averten "to turn (something) aside," from Middle French avertir (12c.), from Late Latin advertere (see advertise). The -d- added 16c. on the Latin model. Related: Adverted; adverting.

n.

colloquial shortening of advertisement, attested by 1860.

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