advert

Part of speech: verb

To turn the mind; refer incidentally.

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Usage examples "advert":

  1. They consider only their own ideas of ingenuity; and, in searching for anything hidden, advert only to the modes in which they would have hidden it. - "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
  2. I shall now advert to what may almost be termed a fourth cause for the higher average price of grain in Britain- the cultivation of poor land. - "Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Melbourne on the Cause of the Higher Average Price of Grain in Britain than on the the Continent", George Grant Suttie.
  3. Among the incidents to the measures of the war I am constrained to advert to the refusal of the governors of Maine and Connecticut to furnish the required detachments of militia toward the defense of the maritime frontier. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.