Syllabification: ad·vert
Pronunciation: /ˈadˌvərt


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.


mid 19th century: abbreviation.

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


[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.


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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