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[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
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.
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  • We already have adverted to the need for good quality raw materials and finished products.
  • Fortunately, outbreak of disease has been adverted and the situation has stabilized.
  • These principles have already been adverted to and illustrated in previous volumes of this series.
  • Issues adverted to in a perfunctory manner, unaccompanied by some effort at developed argumentation, are deemed waived.
British Dictionary definitions for adverted

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 adverted

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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