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 for advert
From 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

From 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]

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