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advert

verb ad·vert \ ad-ˈvərt \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of advert

Middle English averten, adverten "to notice, think of, consider, be heedful," borrowed from Anglo-French avertir, advertir "to notify, (reflexive) recognize, be mindful of," going back to Vulgar Latin *advertīre, alteration (by conjugational shift) of Latin advertere "to turn or direct toward, direct (attention) toward, pay heed (to), attract the attention of," from ad- ad- + vertere "to turn" — more at 1worth

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advert

noun ad·vert \ ˈad-ˌvərt \

Definition of advert

chiefly British

Examples of advert in a Sentence

  1. I saw your advert in the newspaper.

  2. busily perusing the job adverts in the Sunday Times

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Origin and Etymology of advert

by shortening


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