To turn the mind or attention to reference just take heed or notice with to while he adverted as to the had been stated
- present heed (to)
- make a far more or less disguised mention of
- a general public promotion of some product or service
- To turn your brain or interest; to refer; to just take heed or notice; -- with to; since, he adverted from what was said.
colloquial shortening of advertisement, attested by 1860.
- mid-15c., averten "to make (some thing) apart," from center French avertir (12c.), from later Latin advertere (see promote). The -d- added 16c. on Latin design. Related: Adverted; adverting.
(v. i.) To turn the mind or interest; to mention; to just take heed or notice; -- with to; because, he adverted as to the ended up being stated.
It is necessary here to advert to a subject much debated during recent years, viz.