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1advert

verb ad·vert \ad-ˈvərt\

Definition of ADVERT

intransitive verb
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

2advert

noun ad·vert \ˈad-ˌvərt\

Definition of ADVERT

chiefly British

Examples of ADVERT

  1. I saw your advert in the newspaper.
  2. <busily perusing the job adverts in the Sunday Times>

First Known Use of ADVERT

1860

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