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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vurt]
    • /ædˈvɜrt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vurt]
    • /ædˈvɜrt/

Definitions of adverted word

  • verb without object adverted to remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day. 1
  • verb without object adverted to turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand. 1
  • noun adverted Simple past tense and past participle of advert. 1

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Origin of adverted

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English a(d)verten < Old French a(d)vertir ≪ Latin advertere to pay attention, equivalent to ad- ad- + vertere to turn; ad- replacing a- a-5

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Parts of speech for Adverted


adverted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

adverted usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adverted

verb adverted

  • referred — to direct for information or anything required: He referred me to books on astrology.
  • attended — to be present at: to attend a lecture; to attend church.
  • considered — A considered opinion or act is the result of careful thought.
  • noticed — an announcement or intimation of something impending; warning: a day's notice.
  • observed — to see, watch, perceive, or notice: He observed the passersby in the street.

Antonyms for adverted

verb adverted

  • disregarded — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • forgot — a simple past tense and past participle of forget.
  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • missed — to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target.
  • neglected — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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