Pronunciation: (ad-vûrt'), [key]
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.
Pronunciation: (ad'vurt), [key]
—n. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
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