advert to


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
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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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