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NOUN (1)

1. a public promotion of some product or service;
[syn: ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert]


VERB (3)

1. give heed (to);
- Example: "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"
- Example: "She hung on his every word"
- Example: "They attended to everything he said"
[syn: attend, hang, advert, pay heed, give ear]

2. make a more or less disguised reference to;
- Example: "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
[syn: allude, touch, advert]

3. make reference to;
- Example: "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
[syn: mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 adverted to what was said. [1913 Webster] I may again advert to the distinction. --Owen. [1913 Webster] Syn: Syn.- To refer; allude; regard. See Refer. [1913 Webster] Advertence
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

advert n 1: a public promotion of some product or service [syn: ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert] v 1: give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said" [syn: attend, hang, advert, pay heed, give ear] 2: make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it" [syn: allude, touch, advert] 3: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention" [syn: mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer]