There are 2 main definitions of advert in English:

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advert 1

Pronunciation: /ˈadˌvərt/

noun

British informal
An advertisement.
Example sentences
  • Amid all the gloom and doom in the advertising industry giant adverts seem to be bucking the trend.
  • Have you ever noticed how the adverts at London tube stations vary depending on where you are?
  • If the news reports failed to tell you it was Christmas, the adverts were quick to plug that gap.

Origin

Mid 19th century: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with advert

alert, animadvert, assert, avert, Bert, blurt, Burt, cert, chert, concert, controvert, convert, curt, desert, dessert, dirt, divert, exert, flirt, girt, hurt, inert, insert, introvert, Kurt, malapert, overt, pert, quirt, shirt, skirt, spirt, spurt, squirt, Sturt, subvert, vert, wort, yurt

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Syllabification: ad·vert

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advert 2

Pronunciation: /adˈvərt/
/ədˈvərt/

verb

[no object] (advert to) formal
Refer to in speaking or writing: he had failed to advert to the consequences that his conduct was having
More example sentences
  • The gloss I just referred to is adverted to in paragraph 34 of our written submissions.
  • Now, your Honours, in relation to the fourth of those propositions - the first one I have adverted to already.
  • It is a matter which your Honours have already seen was adverted to by his Honour in the second sentence.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French avertire, from Latin advertere 'turn toward' (see adverse). The original sense was 'turn one's attention to', later 'bring to someone's attention'.

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Syllabification: ad·vert

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