Definition of advert
1 : to turn the mind or attention —used with to <adverted to the speaker>
2 : to call attention in the course of speaking or writing : make reference —used with to <adverted to foreign-language sources>
Origin of advert
Middle English, to perceive, pay heed, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French advertir, from Latin advertere, from ad- + vertere to turn — more at worth
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with advert
alert, assert, avert, bellwort, birthwort, Blackshirt, brownshirt, bush shirt, camp shirt, colewort, concert, convert, covert, desert, dessert, dissert, divert, dress shirt, evert, exert, expert, exsert, figwort, fleawort, glasswort, hair shirt, Hastert, hornwort, inert, insert, invert, lousewort, lungwort, madwort, milkwort, mugwort, nightshirt, outskirt, overt, pay dirt, pervert, pilewort, ragwort, redshirt, revert, ribwort, saltwort, sandwort, Schubert, seagirt, sea squirt, soapwort, spearwort, spleenwort, stitchwort, stonewort, stuffed shirt, subvert, sweatshirt, toothwort, T-shirt, ungirt
Examples of advert
I saw your advert in the newspaper.
<busily perusing the job adverts in the Sunday Times>
First Known Use of advert
Seen and Heard
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