Advert to



to remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to):
He adverted briefly to the news of the day.
to turn the attention (usually followed by to):
The committee adverted to the business at hand.
noun
(Brit, informal) short for advertisement
verb
(intransitive) foll by to. to draw attention (to); refer (to)
v.

mid-15c., averten “to turn (something) aside,” from Middle French avertir (12c.), from Late Latin advertere (see advertise). The -d- added 16c. on the Latin model. Related: Adverted; adverting.
n.

colloquial shortening of advertisement, attested by 1860.

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