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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Make reference to; To refer to casually.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Make reference to; To refer to casually. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A public promotion of some product or service.

Usage examples (40)
  • To break the ice, he adverted to their first meeting.
  • Verb (used without object) : He adverted briefly to the news of the day. ,The committee adverted to the business at hand
  • The advert is for a training course that is run regularly.
  • The picture that I took of the poster/advert is from my visit there. for more
Tutoring comment
  • "Avert" (turn away) your eyes if you are frightened by blood, but "advert" (turn your attention to) the situation so you can assist the injured person.
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