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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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