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Averted vs Adverted - What's the difference?

averted | adverted |

As verbs the difference between averted and adverted

is that averted is past tense of avert while adverted is past tense of advert.

As an adjective averted

is turned away, especially as an expression of feeling; also, offended; unpropitious.




(en adjective)
  • Turned away, especially as an expression of feeling; also, offended; unpropitious.
  • Verb

  • (avert)
  • adverted



  • (advert)

  • advert


    (wikipedia advert)


    (en noun)
  • (British, informal) An advertisement, an ad.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=March 1, author=Phil McNulty, title=Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd
  • , work=BBC citation , passage=This was a wonderful advert for the Premier League, with both Chelsea and United intent on all-out attack - but Ferguson will be concerned at how his side lost their way after imperiously controlling much of the first period. }}
  • *{{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result.}}


    (en verb)
  • To turn attention.
  • To call attention, refer; construed with to.
  • *1842 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’:
  • *:‘I have before suggested that a genuine blackguard is never without a pocket-handkerchief. But it is not to this fact that I now especially advert .’
  • * 2007 September 9, the , Austria:
  • At a time when creation seems to be endangered in so many ways through human activity, we should consciously advert to this dimension of Sunday, too.


    * refer

    Derived terms

    * advertence * advertency * advertent * advertently * inadvertent * inadvertently