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advert

ad·vert

advert

 
 
pronunciation:
d vrt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: adverted, adverting, adverts
definition: to direct the attention by comment or remark (usu. fol. by to).
The effects of the illness, to which I adverted earlier, now became apparent to his colleagues.
similar words:
allude, refer
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (chiefly British; informal) an advertisement.
Word Parts
The word advert contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.