Adverting



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.
Historical Examples

It will furnish me, also, with an opportunity of adverting to some errors in the work of Messrs Savigny and Corréard.
Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard

It was selfish; but I could not let you go without once adverting to the subject—’
Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge

Who sees not the significance of this, on adverting to various portions of the foreign policy of the late Government?
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 71, No. 438, April 1852 Various

I replied something, I scarce know what, adverting to his stronger mind.
Memoirs of Emma Courtney Mary Hays

adverting to your letter again, I perceive that you wish for my opinion of your answer to his lordship.
The Works of William Cowper William Cowper

Then, adverting to topics more cheerful, he interrogated Miss Stackpole as to her own future.
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James

adverting to this judgment, it is not Derry alone that is interested in the abolition of the Irish Society.
The Land-War In Ireland (1870) James Godkin

Carefully form the habit of adverting to all the properties of time, place and circumstances in conversation.
A Memorial of Mrs. Margaret Breckinridge Archibald Alexander

The Reporter of characters takes a full share of gratification in adverting to these, when a certificate of the conduct is given.
Recollections of Windsor Prison; John Reynolds.

“It doesn’t work at all,” said Eliphalet, adverting to his paragraph, and anticipating Sim’s complaint.
Quodlibet John P. Kennedy

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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