nounBritish • informal
- An advertisement.More 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.
mid 19th century: abbreviation.
verb[no object] (advert to) • formal
- Refer to in speaking or writing: he had failed to advert to the consequences that his conduct was havingMore 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.
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'.