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ad·vert 1

 (ăd-vûrt′)
intr.v. ad·vert·ed, ad·vert·ing, ad·verts
1. To turn attention. Used with to: The board next adverted to compensation issues.
2. To call attention; refer. Used with to: He adverted to the problem in the opening paragraph.

[Middle English adverten, from Old French advertir, to notice, from Latin advertere, to turn toward; see adverse.]

ad·vert 2

 (ăd′vûrt)
n. Chiefly British
An advertisement.

advert

(ˈædvɜːt)
n
(Marketing) informal Brit short for advertisement

advert

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

ad•vert1

(ædˈvɜrt)

v.i.
1. to remark or comment; refer (usu. fol. by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day.
2. to turn the attention (usu. fol. by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French a(d)vertir « Latin advertere to pay attention =ad- ad- + vertere to turn]

ad•vert2

(ˈæd vərt)

n. Brit.
[1860; by shortening]

advert


Past participle: adverted
Gerund: adverting

Imperative
advert
advert
Present
I advert
you advert
he/she/it adverts
we advert
you advert
they advert
Preterite
I adverted
you adverted
he/she/it adverted
we adverted
you adverted
they adverted
Present Continuous
I am adverting
you are adverting
he/she/it is adverting
we are adverting
you are adverting
they are adverting
Present Perfect
I have adverted
you have adverted
he/she/it has adverted
we have adverted
you have adverted
they have adverted
Past Continuous
I was adverting
you were adverting
he/she/it was adverting
we were adverting
you were adverting
they were adverting
Past Perfect
I had adverted
you had adverted
he/she/it had adverted
we had adverted
you had adverted
they had adverted
Future
I will advert
you will advert
he/she/it will advert
we will advert
you will advert
they will advert
Future Perfect
I will have adverted
you will have adverted
he/she/it will have adverted
we will have adverted
you will have adverted
they will have adverted
Future Continuous
I will be adverting
you will be adverting
he/she/it will be adverting
we will be adverting
you will be adverting
they will be adverting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adverting
you have been adverting
he/she/it has been adverting
we have been adverting
you have been adverting
they have been adverting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adverting
you will have been adverting
he/she/it will have been adverting
we will have been adverting
you will have been adverting
they will have been adverting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adverting
you had been adverting
he/she/it had been adverting
we had been adverting
you had been adverting
they had been adverting
Conditional
I would advert
you would advert
he/she/it would advert
we would advert
you would advert
they would advert
Past Conditional
I would have adverted
you would have adverted
he/she/it would have adverted
we would have adverted
you would have adverted
they would have adverted

advert

(ˈӕdvəːt)
short for advertisement. I saw your advert in yesterday's newspaper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advert - a public promotion of some product or serviceadvert - a public promotion of some product or service
direct mail - advertising sent directly to prospective customers via the mail
preview, prevue, trailer - an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
promotion, promotional material, publicity, packaging - a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
advertorial - an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report
mailer - an advertisement that is sent by mail
newspaper ad, newspaper advertisement - a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper
commercial, commercial message - a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
broadsheet, broadside, circular, flyer, handbill, throwaway, flier, bill - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
teaser - an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest
top billing - the advertisement of a star's name at the top of a theatrical poster
Verb1.advert - give heed (to)advert - give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"
listen - hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
fixate - pay attention to exclusively and obsessively; "The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"
2.advert - make a more or less disguised reference toadvert - make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
hint, suggest - drop a hint; intimate by a hint
concern, have to do with, pertain, bear on, come to, touch on, refer, relate, touch - be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
3.advert - make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
have in mind, think of, mean - intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
commend, remember - mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship; "Remember me to your wife"
speak of the devil - mention someone's name who just then appears
remember - mention favorably, as in prayer; "remember me in your prayers"
quote, cite - refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
touch on - refer to or discuss briefly
invoke, appeal - cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She invoked an ancient law"
namedrop - refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them
bring up, raise - put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
drag up, dredge up - mention something unpleasant from the past; "Drag up old stories"
cross-refer - refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists

advert

noun (Brit. informal) advertisement, bill, notice, display, commercial, ad (informal), announcement, promotion, publicity, poster, plug (informal), puff, circular, placard, blurb I saw an advert for a job in an engineering company.

advert

verb
To call or direct attention to something:
Translations
inzerát
annoncereklame
mainos
oglas
auglÿsing
広告
광고
reklama
reklāmasludinājums
reklama
reklamannons
โฆษณา
ilanilânreklâm
quảng cáo

advert

1 [ədˈvɜːt] VI (frm) to advert toreferirse a

advert

[ˈædvɜːrt] n abbr (British) (gen)publicité f, pub f ; (in classified ads)petite annonce f
an advert for sth (for product etc)une publicité pour qch, une pub pour qch
to be a good advert for sth (mainly British)être une bonne publicité pour qch, être une bonne pub pour qch

advert

1
vi (form)hinweisen, aufmerksam machen (→ to auf +acc)

advert

2
n (inf) abbr of advertisementAnzeige f, → Annonce f, → Inserat nt; (on TV, radio) → Werbespot m

advert

إعلان inzerát annonce Inserat διαφημιστικό anuncio, anuncio comercial mainos publicité oglas annuncio 広告 광고 advertentie annonse ogłoszenie anúncio реклама reklamannons โฆษณา ilan quảng cáo 广告
References in classic literature ?
Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic.
It may be worth while, therefore, previously to advert to those curious imaginary portraits of him which even down to the present day confidently challenge the faith of the landsman.
All this I enjoyed often and fully, free, unwatched, and almost alone: for this unwonted liberty and pleasure there was a cause, to which it now becomes my task to advert.
And yet, that it may be determined whether the foundations that I have laid are sufficiently secure, I find myself in a measure constrained to advert to them.
Independent of those local circumstances which tend to beget and increase power in one part and to impede its progress in another, we must advert to the effects of that superior policy and good management which would probably distinguish the government of one above the rest, and by which their relative equality in strength and consideration would be destroyed.
I see, I see--now let us advert to another subject; you propose to devote your life to teaching, and you are a most unsuccessful teacher; you cannot keep your pupils in order.
As writers of travels among barbarous communities are generally very diffuse on these subjects, he deems it right to advert to what may be considered a culpable omission.
Let me now advert not to the whole testimony respecting these voices - but to what was peculiar in that testimony.
This led him to advert to a great enterprise set on foot and conducted by him, between twenty and thirty years since, having for its object to carry the fur trade across the Rocky Mountains, and to sweep the shores of the Pacific.
He had not the tact, or the art, to effect such a purpose by skilfully drawing out my sentiments or ideas through the real or apparent statement of his own, or leading the conversation by imperceptible gradations to such topics as he wished to advert to: but such gentle abruptness, and such single-minded straightforwardness, could not possibly offend me.
But before I leave Niagara, I must advert to one disgusting circumstance which can hardly have escaped the observation of any decent traveller who has visited the Falls.
An evil star occasioned Madame Rigaud to advert to her relations; I reasoned with her on that subject, and remonstrated on the want of duty and devotion manifested in her allowing herself to be influenced by their jealous animosity towards her husband.