2 : to call attention in the course of speaking or writing : make reference —used with to adverted to foreign-language sources
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ad·vert | ˈad-ˌvərt
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You may be familiar with the noun “advert,” which is used, especially in British sources, as a shortened form of “advertising.” That”s one way to use “advert,” but it has also been used as a verb in English since the 15th century. There”s a hint about the origin of the verb in the idea of “turning” the mind or attention to something; the word derives via Anglo-French from the Latin verb advertere, which in turn comes from Latin vertere, meaning “to turn.” “Vertere” is the ancestor of a number of words in English, including “controversy,” “divert,” “invert,” “revert,” and even “versatile.” In addition, we”d lượt thích to turn your attention to one particular “”vertere” descendant: avert, meaning “to avoid.” Be careful to avoid mixing this one up with “advert.”
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Juul recently suspended all US broadcast, print and digital adverting in the U.S. and is working in other ways to combat underage use. — Christopher Magan, Twin Cities, “Minnesota sues Juul for targeting kids as reports of vaping-related injuries swell,” 4 Dec. 2019 Longtime Milwaukee adverting executive Bill Eisner is pivoting his business focus to be purpose- rather than profit-driven. — Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Milwaukee advertiser Bill Eisner focusing on purpose rather than profits after cancer diagnosis,” 6 Aug. 2019 The company’s listed adverting policies don’t currently list the age restriction — that will change when the policy will take effect on June 21st. — Andrew Liptak, The Verge, “Facebook will stop showing minors ads for gun accessories,” 17 June 2018 Digital-only advertising, however, was up nearly 10 percent in 2017, largely offsetting the impact of the softening print adverting declines on total digital advertising. — Mark Glover, sacbee, “McClatchy boosts digital audience, advertising revenue in 2017 | The Sacramento Bee,” 16 Feb. 2018 Donations also go toward adverting campaigns lượt thích radio ads to help get the word out about their mission needs. — Birmingham Magazine, AL.com, “Jimmie Hale Mission nears 75th year serving Birmingham,” 19 Dec. 2017 Yet to advert to rules of tonal consistency is to impose an external, puristic point of view on material that is wonderfully motley and personal. — Jesse Green, New York Times, “Review: ‘Bubbly Black Girl’ Lets a Smile Be Her Camouflage,” 27 July 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The advert, sponsored by Tanzania”s Mining Corporation (STAMICO) was intended to congratulate President Samia Suluhu, 61, on her emergence as the country”s 6th president but instead offered condolences to citizens on her death. — Nimi Princewill, CNN, “Tanzanian publication suspends staff who mistakenly ran ad mourning new president”s death,” 30 Mar. 2021 In 2017, the company faced a social truyền thông outcry over an advert for Dove body toàn thân wash, which showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman. — NBC News, “In inclusivity push, Unilever to exclude word “normal” from beauty products,” 9 Mar. 2021 It’s the best advert for visiting my home country and goes a long way to fill the gap left by the ban on travel. — Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, “The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list,” 4 Jan. 2021 With this majority Black citizenship, an advert that positioned white people’s hair as the norm elicited widespread outcry. — Norma Young, Quartz Africa, “An offensive haircare advert shows Black South Africans still have to fight apartheid’s race battles,” 9 Sep. 2020 Today, Coach unveils its latest advert for its Swinger Bag featuring cool talent lượt thích Thompson and Kim Petras while starring Paris Hilton. — Nandi Howard, Essence, “Rickey Thompson Partners With Coach For Swinger Bag Chiến dịch,” 1 Dec. 2020 But this humble advert may herald the first American science-fiction novel. — Paul Collins, The New Yorker, “A Quest to Discover America’s First Science-Fiction Writer,” 28 Nov. 2020 On Tuesday night, and after a long teaser chiến dịch that included a Super Bowl advert, GMC introduced its new Hummer EV to the world. — Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, “American excess is back with the 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV truck,” 21 Oct. 2020 Criticism of the advert ranged from labeling it as insensitive to being racist. — Norma Young, Quartz Africa, “An offensive haircare advert shows Black South Africans still have to fight apartheid’s race battles,” 9 Sep. 2020
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First Known Use of advert
15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
1814, in the meaning defined above
History and Etymology for advert
Middle English averten, adverten “to notice, think of, consider, be heedful,” borrowed from Anglo-French avertir, advertir “to notify, (reflexive) recognize, be mindful of,” going back to Vulgar Latin *advertīre, alteration (by conjugational shift) of Latin advertere “to turn or direct toward, direct (attention) toward, pay heed (to), attract the attention of,” from ad- ad- + vertere “to turn” — more at worth entry 4