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English noun: advert

1. advert (communication) a public promotion of some product or service


Synonymsad, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing


Broader (hypernym)packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicity


Narrower (hyponym)advertorial, bill, broadsheet, broadside, circular, commercial, commercial message, direct mail, flier, flyer, handbill, mailer, newspaper ad, newspaper advertisement, preview, prevue, teaser, throwaway, top billing, trailer


English verb: advert

1. advert (perception) give heed (to)


SamplesThe children in the audience attended the recital quietly.
She hung on his every word.
They attended to everything he said.


Synonymsattend, give ear, hang, pay heed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)listen


Narrower (hyponym)fixate

2. advert (communication) make a more or less disguised reference to


SamplesHe alluded to the problem but did not mention it.


Synonymsallude, touch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hint, suggest


Entaildenote, refer


Verb groupbear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on

3. advert (communication) make reference to


SamplesHis name was mentioned in connection with the invention.


Synonymsbring up, cite, mention, name, refer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)have in mind, mean, think of


Narrower (hyponym)appeal, bring up, cite, commend, cross-refer, drag up, dredge up, invoke, namedrop, quote, raise, remember, remember, speak of the devil, touch on









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