The Alternative English Dictionary: advert

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advert {{wikipedia}} etymology Middle English adverten, from Old French advertir "to notice", from Latin advertere "to turn toward". See adverse.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (British, informal) An advertisement, an ad.
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verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. To turn attention.
  2. To call attention, refer; construed with to.
    • 1842, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’: ‘I have before suggested that a genuine blackguard is never without a pocket-handkerchief. But it is not to this fact that I now especially advert.’
    • 2007 September 9, the (trans.), (speaker), speaking in German at , Austria: At a time when creation seems to be endangered in so many ways through human activity, we should consciously advert to this dimension of Sunday, too.
Synonyms: refer

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