/ad verrt"/, v.i.
1. to remark or comment; refer (usually fol. by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day.
2. to turn the attention (usually fol. by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand.
[1375-1425; late ME a(d)verten < OF a(d)vertir L advertere to pay attention, equiv. to ad- AD- + vertere to turn; AD- r. a- A-5]
Syn. 1. allude.
/ad"veuhrt/, n. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
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