(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.

I may again advert to the distinction.

Syn.- To refer; allude; regard. See Refer.

(Ad*vert"ence Ad*vert"en*cy) [OF. advertence, avertence, LL. advertentia, fr. L. advertens. See Advertent.] The act of adverting, of the quality of being advertent; attention; notice; regard; heedfulness.

To this difference it is right that advertence should be had in regulating taxation.
J. S. Mill.

(Ad*vert"ent) a. [L. advertens, -entis, p. pr. of advertere. See Advert.] Attentive; heedful; regardful. Sir M. Hale.Ad*vert"ent*ly, adv.

(Ad`ver*tise") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advertised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Advertising ] [F. avertir, formerly also spelt advertir, to warn, give notice to, L. advertere to turn to. The ending was probably influenced by the noun advertisement. See Advert.] To give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make known; hence, to warn; — often followed by of before the subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss. [Archaic]

I will advertise thee what this people shall do.
Num. xxiv. 14.

4. To give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.

Syn. — To apprise; inform; make known; notify; announce; proclaim; promulgate; publish.

(Ad*ver"tise*ment) (ad*ver"tiz*ment or ad`ver*tiz"ment; 277), n. [F. avertisement, formerly also spelled advertissement, a warning, giving notice, fr. avertir.]

1. The act of informing or notifying; notification. [Archaic]

An advertisement of danger.
Bp. Burnet.

2. Admonition; advice; warning. [Obs.]

Therefore give me no counsel:
My griefs cry louder than advertisement.

3. A public notice, especially a paid notice in some public print; anything that advertises; as, a newspaper containing many advertisements.

(Ad`ver*tis"er) n. One who, or that which, advertises.

(Ad*vice") n. [OE. avis, F. avis; + OF. vis, fr. L. visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. See Vision, and cf. Avise, Advise.]

1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel.

We may give advice, but we can not give conduct.

2. Deliberate consideration; knowledge. [Obs.]

How shall I dote on her with more advice,
That thus without advice begin to love her?

3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; — commonly in the plural.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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