advert1

Syllabification: ad·vert
Pronunciation: /ˈadˌvərt
 
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noun

British informal
  • An advertisement.
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    • 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.

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advert2

Syllabification: ad·vert
Pronunciation: /adˈvərt, ədˈvərt
 
 
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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
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    • 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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