[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.
I may again advert to the distinction. --Owen.
Syn: Syn.- To refer; allude; regard. See Refer.
[1913 Webster] Advertence
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a public promotion of some product or service [syn: ad,
advertisement, advertizement, advertising,
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,
3: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with
the invention" [syn: mention, advert, bring up, cite,