Adverted



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.
Contemporary Examples

A major political standoff was only adverted when a bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of 14 negotiated a compromise.
The Filibuster Fight Ain’t Over Ben Jacobs November 20, 2013

Historical Examples

He adverted to these causes—they were, the rawness of the troops, and the superiority of the Indians as marksmen.
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton

I have adverted to the way cattle should be treated in winter as stores.
Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M’Combie

Another particular may be adverted to: the attempt to cover property from the just demands of creditors.
An Essay on Professional Ethics George Sharswood

And this is understood, and often adverted to by the immoral themselves.
Select Temperance Tracts American Tract Society

The settlement of the Samoan problem, to which I adverted in my last message, has accomplished good results.
Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2. William McKinley

The present point is one to which I have adverted in an earlier place.
The Book-Collector William Carew Hazlitt

She then adverted to the power of religion in subduing the passions, that of love among the rest.
Coelebs In Search of a Wife Hannah More

So far I have adverted to only one of the problems which are elucidated by this investigation.
Women in the Printing Trades. Various

Mr. L. then adverted particularly to the constitution, and observed that it contains general principles and powers only.
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton

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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