advert
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to perceive, pay heed, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French advertir, from Latin advertere, from ad- + vertere to turn — more at worth Date: 15th century 1. to turn the mind or attention — used with to <
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2. to call attention in the course of speaking or writing ; make reference — used with to <
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II. noun Date: 1860 chiefly British advertisement

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Advert — Ad*vert , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Adverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adverting}.] [L. advertere, v. t., to turn to; ad + vertere to turn: cf. F. avertir. See {Advertise}.] To turn the mind or attention; to refer; to take heed or notice; with to; as, he… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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